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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.

20/10/2021

Today the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) released the 18th edition of the Illicit Drug Data Report, which continues to provide an authoritative picture of illicit drugs in Australia. Illicit drug data collected and presented in the report includes arrest, detection, seizure, purity, profiling and price data.

30/06/2021

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission today released the thirteenth report of its National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program.

26/05/2021

According to Australian Criminal Intelligence (ACIC) assessments, there is a network of Australian national organised crime entities, largely based offshore, that is likely one of the most significant serious organised crime (SOC) threats impacting Australia.

25/02/2021

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) today released the twelfth report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program (NWDMP), providing longer-term insights into drug consumption as the Program concludes its fourth year. It also provides further insights into the effect of COVID-19 on drug consumption in Australia.

10/02/2021

On 3 December 2020, CRA20 (Court appointed pseudonym) was found guilty of contempt of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) in the Federal Court of Australia as he refused to answer fourteen questions which an Examiner required him to answer.

29/10/2020

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) today released the eleventh report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, covering sampling in April and June 2020 and providing insights into the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on drug consumption in Australia.