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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:

Legal services expenditure

Reports on our agency's legal services expenditure for the 201617 financial year are set out in the following statement:

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

Senate file lists

In accordance with ‘Senate Continuing Order’, as varied by the Senate on 3 December 1998,  we list relevant new files created for our agency on the Senate file lists section of our website.

Senate Order on entity contracts listing for 201718 financial year

Pursuant to the Senate Order on non-corporate Commonwealth entity contracts, the downloadable file lists non-procurement contracts entered into by the Australian Institute of Criminology which provide for a consideration of $100,000 or more and which: 

  • have not been fully performed as at 30 June 2018 or
  • have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2018.

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; and/or
  • protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.

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

The Australian Institute of Criminology has estimated its cost of complying with the Senate Order is $400. This is determined by calculating the time taken to collect, analyse and compile the information and applying salary costs and on-costs.

Discretionary grants

As required under the Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines, the following listing outlines grants and sponsorships we have provided.


Australian Strategic Policy Institute - Centre for CounterTerrorism Policy


1 July 2015 to 30 June 2018


$132,000 over 3 years


Australian Strategic Policy InstituteResearch Grant


25 June 2014 to 26 June 2015


$100,000 over 1 year


The University of Queensland waste water analysis


7 April 2016 to 6 April 2020


$10,000 over 4 years

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







Remuneration paid to substantive senior executive officers in 2016-17

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
7 February 2019