Media releases and statements

Media releases and statements

Sign up to receive our latest media updates.

Release date (field_release_date)
12/05/2022

On 28 March 2022, DTO21 (court appointed pseudonym) was found guilty of contempt of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) in the Federal Court of Australia for failing to answer questions asked by an ACIC Examiner and was sentenced to an indefinite term of imprisonment.

18/03/2022

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) assists Sports Integrity Australia (SIA) by assessing serious and organised crime threats impacting Australian sport and developing and implementing responses to make the sporting sector more resilient to such threats.

15/03/2022

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) today released the 15th report of its National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program (the Program).

10/02/2022

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and its employees continue to comply with all applicable public health orders in the relevant state or territory. The ACIC provides discretion to national managers (SES Band 1) and executive directors (SES Band 2) to implement flexible local working arrangements in each ACIC office, considering the individual circumstances of staff.

01/02/2022

The release of material contained within Going Dark: Encrypted Communications in Australia and the Ramifications for Law Enforcement Intelligence Collection would reveal lawful methods and procedures used by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) in preventing, detecting and investigating breaches of the law.

20/01/2022

To recognise the critical enabling capability that technology provides to the operations of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), a new Intelligence and Information Systems Division has been created. This will be led by the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) Stewart Sibree.

16/12/2021

The Australian Government has appointed 3 new full time Examiners to Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth to join the existing Examiners at the ACIC and to ensure national coverage, enhancing our coercive powers capability

18/11/2021

On Monday evening the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) CEO Michael Phelan signed an agreement with IDEMIA to enhance the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS) at the Australian High Commission in Paris, France.

28/10/2021

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) today released the 14th report of its National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program (the Program). This report presents data on Australia’s drug consumption for 12 substances. The April 2021 collection covered around 56 per cent of Australia’s population—about 13 million Australians.

28/10/2021

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s National Vehicles of Interest (NVOI) system continues to be relied upon by police around the country as an important tool to stamp out motor vehicle theft and other crime. We are working with Queensland Police Service to ensure the necessary monitoring controls exist within their system to ensure the accuracy of the NVOI.