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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.


The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) conservatively estimates there are 260,000 firearms (250,000 long-arms and 10,000 handguns) in the domestic illicit market.


As the cost of legal tobacco products continues to rise through frequent increases in excise, serious and organised crime groups are taking advantage of the opportunity to make more illicit profits. Organised criminals view the illicit tobacco trade as low-risk and high-reward.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) ceased to report data on the number of security incidents from the agency’s 2018–19 annual report onwards.


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


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.