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Governance context

The ACIC is a Commonwealth statutory body, established under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (ACC Act). Our role and functions are underpinned by supporting legislation in each state and territory.

We are one of five statutory agencies in the Home Affairs portfolio and report to the Minister for Home Affairs.

In addition, we provide resources and corporate support to, and collaborate closely with, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) on relevant criminological research. Our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is also Director of the AIC, and AIC staff have transferred to the ACIC under a machinery of government process.

As a Commonwealth statutory authority, we also have responsibilities under the Public Service Act 1999 and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.