Australian Crime Commission

Australian Crime Commission

Australian Crime Commission

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The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) is an Australian Government national criminal intelligence and investigation agency. It was formulated under the Australian Crime Commission Act (ACC Act 2002) Australasian Legal Information Institute(AustLII) which came into effect on 1 January 2003, establishing the ACC as a national statutory authority to combat serious and organised crime such as corruption, terrorism, drug trade, the narcotics industry and money laundering.

The ACC reports to the Minister for Home Affairs, is an entity of the Attorney-General's Department portfolio, and is accountable to and monitored and reviewed by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission.

History

The Commission has its origins with the April 2002 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Leaders Summit which agreed that a new national framework was needed to meet the challenges of combating terrorism and multi-jurisdictional crime. Consequently, the amalgamation of the former National Crime Authority (NCA), the Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence (ABCI) and the Office of Strategic Crime Assessment (OSCA) took place and the ACC was formed. This combination, along with the then new powers granted to it in the ACC Act 2002, enables the ACC to wield wide ranging jurisdictions and authority and thus to better execute its purposes, with its stated primary objective being strengthening the fight against...
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