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The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) governance framework supports performance across our agency, while ensuring we meet key accountability requirements.

To make sure we use our agency powers responsibly, effectively and in accordance with the law at all times, we are properly subject to significant internal and external oversight.

Executive oversight includes:

Agency reporting

Senate Order indexed file lists

As part of the government's ongoing commitment to give Australians greater access to relevant government information quickly and easily, the original Senate Order was amended in 1998. The continuing order for indexed lists of departmental and agency files (on the Parliament of Australia website) requires departments to list these files on their websites.

The lists are tabled twice a year, once in the Spring sittings (comprising file titles created in the preceding January to June) and once in the Autumn sittings (comprising file titles created in the preceding July to December).

Relevant files relate to our agency's policy advice functions including any relating to the development of legislation and other matters of public administration. Exemptions are:

  • files transferred to the National Archives of Australia
  • case-related files (for example, personal representations or dealing with the personal affairs of departmental or agency clients or taxpayers)
  • files essentially related to the internal administration of our agency (for example, staff or personnel matters)
  • files related to national security matters.

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission—1 July to 31 December 2018

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission—1 January to 30 June 2018

  • There were no files for this period
Legal services expenditure

Paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017, issued by the Attorney-General under the Judiciary Act 1903, requires Chief Executives of agencies subject to the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 to ensure that their agencies’ legal services purchasing, including expenditure, is appropriately recorded and monitored and that, by 30 October each year, the agency makes publicly available records of the legal services expenditure for the previous financial year.

This obligation was included in the Directions to enhance the transparency of legal services expenditure recording and reporting in line with the findings of the Australian National Audit Office in its report on Legal Services Arrangements in the Australian Public Service (Report No. 52 of 2004-05).

The ACIC’s reports on legal services expenditure for past financial years, including external and internal expenditure, can be accessed below.

The ACIC was formed in July 2016 when the Australian Crime Commission and CrimTrac merged. Reports on 2014–15 and 2015–16 legal expenditure for these two former agencies are set out in the following statements:

Senate Order on entity contracts listing for 2018–19 financial year

Pursuant to the Senate Order on non-corporate Commonwealth entity contracts, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission provides a list of procurement contracts entered into which provide for a consideration of $100,000 or more and:

  • have not been fully performed as at 30 June 2019 or
  • have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2019.

All procurement contracts required to be listed pursuant to the Senate Order can be found on the AusTender website.

Most of the contracts listed contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the confidential information of the parties that may be obtained or generated in carrying out the contract. The reasons for including such clauses include:

  • ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and the like
  • protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.

The accountable authority of the ACIC has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.

The ACIC has estimated its cost of complying with the Senate Order is $950. This is determined by calculating the time taken to collect, analyse and compile the information and applying salary costs and on-costs.

Remuneration paid to substantive senior executive officers

Remuneration paid to substantive senior executive officers in 2017-18

Total remuneration

Executives no.

Average reportable salary

Average contributed superannuation

Average allowances

Average bonus paid

Average total remuneration

$200,000 and less








$200,001 - $225,000








$250,001 - $275,000







$275,001 - $300,000








$450,001 and above







Total executive nos








Key requirements/definitions

This table reports substantive senior executives who received remuneration during the reporting period. Each row is an averaged figure based on headcount for individuals in the band.

  1. 'Reportable salary' is prepared on a cash basis from individual payment summaries. It includes the following:
    a. gross payments (excluding bonuses)
    b. reportable fringe benefits (net amounts)
    c. reportable employer superannuation contributions
    d. exempt foreign employment income.
  2. The 'contributed superannuation' amount is prepared on a cash basis using the actual superannuation contributions paid on behalf of staff in that reportable remuneration band during the reporting period, excluding any salary sacrificed amounts.
  3. 'Reportable allowances' is prepared on a cash basis using reportable allowances and is equal to the 'total allowances' figure as reported in an individual's payment summary. It excludes any allowances already reported in the gross payments line in the payment summary
  4. 'Bonus paid' is prepared on a cash basis using actual bonuses paid during the reporting period and is a component of the gross payments reported on the payment summary.
Last updated
15 August 2019