We use Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to keep you up-to-date about the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and serious and organised crime issues affecting Australia.
We may sometimes follow or like people and pages to do with ACIC matters. This does not mean that we endorse the people or pages, and their content.
Similarly, we might sometimes link to other websites. This does not mean we endorse the website, service or person.
We do not release any private or confidential information through social media.
We manage our social media channels from 9 am to 5 pm AEST weekdays, and respond to comments and messages where possible and appropriate.
Social media channels
The Australian Institute of Criminology has a number of social media channels which can be accessed via their website www.aic.gov.au
Remember, any posts you make on social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter can be searched and viewed by the public. Please be aware that what you post may remain online indefinitely and can be found through search engines and online archives. We ask that you protect your personal privacy and the privacy of others by not posting personal information on the agency’s social media accounts. Where possible, we will remove posts that contain personal information or breach our social media user policy.
Users of these sites must not post or upload any content or links that are unlawful, or may defame, discriminate, offend, interfere with privacy or infringe copyright or other intellectual property rights.
Do not publish anything that could offend, humiliate or intimidate another person, or has the potential to affect national security or damage the reputation of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission or the Australian Government. This is an apolitical site and as such, posts that are political in content and/or nature will be removed.
While this is an open forum, please keep your comments polite. Racial comments, obscene, or explicit submissions are not allowed. Comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organisation will be removed.
Solicitations or advertisements are not allowed and will be removed. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Links to non-government websites, other Facebook groups or inappropriate posts will be removed at the discretion of the agency.
We do not automatically follow any account that follows our accounts.
Our policy is to follow accounts that are relevant to us such as stakeholders and news organisations. Following an account does not imply the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission endorses the organisation/individual or their comments.
Agency employees should consult the agency’s guidelines on social media before posting anything on social networking sites.