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Information Publication Scheme

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act). However, in accordance with s 8C(2) of the FOI Act and s 51 of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (Cth) (‘the ACC Act’), the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission is not required to publish any information under the FOI Act otherwise than as permitted or required by the ACC Act.

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission recognises that public sector information is a national resource managed for public purposes. To the extent permitted by the ACC Act, the agency will promote a culture of appropriate proactive disclosure similar to that required by the Information Publication Scheme (IPS).

The ACC Act prescribes the circumstances where certain Australian Criminal Intelligence information can be disclosed. To this end, the agency discloses information to others, including law enforcement agencies and agencies that are prescribed in the Australian Crime Commission Regulations 2002. However, much of this information cannot be lawfully disclosed to the public.

Agency plan

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission is required to publish an Information Publication Scheme agency plan that explains how it intends to implement the IPS.

The Information Publication Scheme agency plan is attached. A new agency plan will be available soon.

Information publication

Who we are

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission organisational structure

What we do

About the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission 

Statutory Appointments

Position and the provision of the Act of statutory appointment

Name

Term of appointment

Chief Executive Officer under s 37 Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

Chris Dawson APM

28 April 2014–28 April 2019

Full-time appointment under s 46B(1) Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

David Lusty

16 January 2017–15 January 2022

Part-time appointments under s 46B(1) Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

Jeffrey Anderson

24 May 2017–23 May 2022

John Hannaford

22 November 2012–21 November 2017

Ann Graham

22 November 2012–21 November 2017

Michael Strong

22 November 2012–21 November 2017

Tim Sage

19 January 2016–18 January 2021

 

Our reports and responses to Parliament

• Annual reports
• Senate order contracts list
• Senate file lists
• Annual reports on assumed identities

Routinely requested information

• FOI disclosure log

Operational information

Section 51 of the ACC Act limits the publication of Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission information. In addition, the nature of the agency’s function mean much of its operational information would, if published, prejudice law enforcement activities.

However, from time-to-time, the agency may prepare information of a general nature that explains the way in which it exercises its functions and powers in making decisions or recommendations that affect members of the public. This information will be published on this website.

Contact us               

If you wish to provide feedback on agency’s Information Publication Scheme, please contact the FOI Coordinator:

By post
FOI Coordinator
GPO Box 1936
Canberra ACT 2601

By email
foi [at] acic.gov.au
 

 

Last updated
22 June 2017