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ACIC about our report

This report summarises the performance of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission for the financial year ending 30 June 2020.

As a statutory agency within the Home Affairs portfolio, we manage our performance through the outcome and program structure in the annual portfolio budget statements.

This report reviews our performance against the performance measures in our portfolio budget statements and our corporate plan, and provides information on our financial performance, accountability and management of people and resources, as required by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

How we assess our performance

Through both quantitative and qualitative measures, this report demonstrates how we have performed in our work to discover, understand and connect to improve the national ability to respond to crime impacting Australia.

Our performance indicators this year reflect our strategic outlook and directly align with our Strategic Plan 2018–23, Corporate Plan 2019–20 and Portfolio Budget Statements 2019–20.

Our strategic plan and corporate plan, and a link to our portfolio budget statements, are available from our website at www.acic.gov.au.

How the nature of our work affects our reporting

For operational reasons and because much of our work is classified, we cannot publicly report on some activities.

When activities are no longer sensitive or constrained by legal or statutory requirements, and wherever possible, we are committed to being open and transparent and providing information to the public. This includes our intention to produce additional reports each year, in both classified and unclassified forms, to enhance understanding of what we do.

In addition, elements of our work are long term, so results occur months or years after our initial involvement. Examples include court decisions, policy and law reforms, and changes in industry and community behaviour that inhibit or prevent criminal activities.