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Appendix 1: AIC publications

Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice
422 Fraud vulnerabilities and the global financial crisis, Michael Levi & Russell Smith, July 2011
423 Prescription drug use among detainees: Prevalence, sources and links to crime, Catherine McGregor, Natalie Gately & Jennifer Fleming, August 2011
424 Misuse of the non-profit sector for money laundering and terrorism financing, Samantha Bricknell, September 2011
425 Poly drug use among police detainees, Josh Sweeney & Jason Payne, August 2011
426 Older prisoners—A challenge for Australian corrections, Susan Baidawi, Shelley Turner, Christopher Trotter, Colette Browning, Paul Collier, Daniel O’Connor & Rosemary Sheehan, August 2011
427 Assessing the social climate of Australian prisons, Andrew Day, Sharon Casey, James Vess & Gina Huisy, September 2011
428 Vulnerabilities to trafficking in persons in the Pacific Islands, Jade Lindley & Laura Beacroft, November 2011
429 Misperceptions about child sex offenders, Kelly Richards, September 2011
430 Considering local context when evaluating a closed circuit television system in public spaces, Jessica Anderson & Amanda McAtamney, October 2011
431 The impact of structural ageing on crime trends: A South Australian case study, Lisa Rosevear, February 2012
432 Australia’s Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme: Managing vulnerabilities to exploitation, Rochelle Ball, Laura Beacroft & Jade Lindley, November 2011
433 Computer security threats faced by small businesses in Australia, Alice Hutchings, February 2012
434 The association between birth cohort size and fluctuating crime levels: A Western Australian case study, Lisa Rosevear, February 2012
435 Youth (in)justice: Oral language competence in early life and risk for engagement in antisocial behaviour in adolescence, Pamela Snow & Martine Powell, April 2012
436 Organised crime and trafficking in persons, Fiona David, March 2012
437 Amphetamine users and crime in Western Australia, 1999–2009, Natalie Gately, Jennifer Fleming, Robyn Morris & Catherine McGregor
438 Mental disorder prevalence at the gateway to the criminal justice system, Lubica Forsythe & Antonette Gaffney, July 2012
439 How much crime is drug or alcohol related? Self-reported attributions of police detainees, Jason Payne & Antonette Gaffney, May 2012
440 Child sexual abuse and subsequent offending and victimisation: A 45 year follow-up study, James RP Ogloff, Margaret C Cutajar, Emily Mann & Paul Mullen, June 2012
441 People trafficking in Australia, Jacqueline Joudo Larson & Lauren Renshaw, June 2012
442 Measuring drug use patterns in Queensland through wastewater analysis, Jeremy Prichard, Foon Yin Lai, Paul Kirkbride, Raimondo Bruno, Christoph Ort, Steve Carter, Wayne Hall, Coral Gartner, Phong K Thai & Jochen F Mueller, June 2012
Research and public policy
113 Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing across the globe: A comparative study of regulatory action, Julie Walters, Carolyn Budd, Russell G Smith, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Rob McCusker & David Rees, February 2012
114 Money laundering and terrorism financing risks to Australian non-profit organisations, Samantha Bricknell, Rob McCusker, Hannah Chadwick & David Rees, February 2012
115 Trade-based money laundering: Risks and regulatory responses, Clare Sullivan & Evan Smith, February 2012
116 Firearm trafficking and Serious and Organised crime, Samantha Bricknell, June 2012
Monitoring reports
16 Firearm theft in Australia 2008–09, Samantha Bricknell, October 2011
17 Drug use monitoring in Australia: 2009–10 report on drug use among police detainee, Josh Sweeney & Jason Payne, March 2012
18 Fraud against the Commonwealth 2009–10 annual report to government, Jade Lindley, Penny Jorna & Russell Smith, March 2010
Technical and background papers
47 Community night patrols in the Northern Territory: Toward an improved performance and reporting framework, Laura Beacroft, Kelly Richards, Hannah Andrevski & Lisa Rosevear, March 2012
48 Policing licensed premises in the Australian Capital Territory, Lance Smith, Anthony Morgan & Amanda McAtamney, October 2011
49 First response police officers working in single person patrols: A literature review, Jessica Anderson & Kym Dossetor, August 2012
Research in practice
21 Police interviews with vulnerable adult suspects, Lorana Bartels, July 2012
22 Increase in use of methamphetamine, Sarah Macgregor & Jason Payne, November 2011
23 Pharmaceutical drug use among police detainees, Simon Ng & Sarah Macgregor, February 2012
24 Scam delivery methods 2007 to 2011 (tipsheet), March 2012
25 Decrease in use of ecstasy/MDMA, Josh Sweeney & Sarah Macgregor. February 2012
26 Consumer scams—2010 and 2011 (tipsheet), March 2012
27 Drug use among police detainees: A comparative analysis of DUMA and the US Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring program, Josh Sweeney & Jason Payne, May 2012
Special reports
Crimes against international students in Australia: 2005–09, Jacqueline Joudo Larsen, Jason Payne & Adam Tomison, August 2011
Other reports
AIC Annual report 2011–12
Australian crime: Facts & figures 2011
National Crime Prevention Framework and Summary, prepared for the Australian and New Zealand Crime Prevention Senior Officers’ Group, February 2012
Brief: Newsletter of the Australian Institute of Criminology
No 8 July 2011
No 9 December 2011
No 10 June 2012
AIC work for client partner agencies
Access control and awareness campaigns to prevent residential burglary. Handbook for local government for the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, January 2012
Access control, CPTED and education projects to prevent malicious damage. Handbook for local government for the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, January 2012
An evaluation of the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority’s ‘Three Strikes and You’re Out’ scheme. Final report to the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority, September 2011
Beacroft L & Rosevear L 2011. Information paper on the AIC’s National Police Custody Survey report and Proposal for a new report. Canberra: AIC
Beacroft L, Lyneham M & Willis M, 2011. Issues paper to inform the review of the National Deaths in Custody Program (unpublished)
Brown R 2011. Applying criminological theory to the 2011 London riots. Consultancy report submitted to PM&C
Community-based and multi-component strategies to prevent alcohol-related assault in entertainment precincts. Handbook for local government for the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, January 2012
CPTED and access control to prevent stealing from motor vehicles. Handbook for local government for the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, January 2012
CPTED and awareness campaigns to prevent stealing from person offences. Handbook for local government for the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, January 2012
CPTED and awareness campaigns to prevent stealing from person offences. Project-costing framework for the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, January 2012
Discussion paper outlining appropriate methodologies that can be used to calculate the broader social costs of imprisonment versus community-based supervision, submitted to the Department of Justice, Corrections Victoria, November 2011
Effective crime prevention strategies for implementation by local government. Consultancy report for the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, April 2012
Evaluating the effectiveness of random breath testing in Queensland. Consultancy report for the Department of Transport and Main Roads, June 2012
Evaluation of the ACT Sexual Assault Reform Program: Final report. Consultancy report to the ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate (formerly ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety), March 2012
Evaluation of the Australian Classification Education Campaign in the Northern Territory (phase 2). Consultancy report for the Department of Justice, NT Government, 2012
Evaluation of the Family Group Conferencing pilot program. Consultancy report for the NSW Department of Families and Community Services, June 2012
Evaluation of the new model of dispute resolution conferences and Legal Aid pilot in the NSW Children’s Court: Final report. Consultancy report for the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, April 2012
Evaluation of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 funding program: Final report. Consultancy report for AGD, May 2012
Evaluation of the Queensland Special Circumstances Court Diversion Program: Final report. Consultancy report for the Queensland Department of Attorney Justice and Attorney General, April 2012
Improving lighting to prevent non-domestic violence related assault. Handbook for local government for the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, January 2012
Improving lighting to prevent stealing from motor vehicles. Handbook for local government for the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, January 2012
Providing information and assistance to retailers to prevent retail theft. Handbook for local government for the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, January 2012
Review of the NT youth justice system: Overview of the data. Report submitted to the NT Department of Justice and incorporated into A safe territory: Youth justice system review. NT Government 2011 (Review of the Northern Territory Youth Justice System)

Appendix 2: Non-AIC publications

Author Title
Bartels L & Richards K (in press) Vulnerabilities in the courtroom, in Bartkowiak-Theron I & Asquith N (eds), Policing vulnerability: The vulnerabilities of policing. Sydney: Federation Press
Beacroft L, Lyneham M & Willis M 2012 20 years of monitoring since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody: An overview by the Australian Institute of Criminology. Australian Indigenous Law Review Journal: 20th anniversary of the RCIADIC: 15(1)
Borzycki M 2011 Gangsters? Co-offending and armed robbery, in Security Insider. Australian Security Industry Association, 16(5) (released 11 Dec 11)
Bradford D & Payne J 2012 Illicit drug use and property offending among police detainees. Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice no 157 (released 1 Dec 11)
Brown R & Evans E 2012 When intervention is a load of rubbish: Evaluating the impact of clean-up operations. Crime Prevention & Community Safety (released 1 Dec 11)
Chandler J, Putt J & York K 2011 Reflections on ‘The evidence base: where is it?’ by Janet Smith. Australian Library Journal 60(4): 357–359
FaHCSIA 2011 Promoting law and order, in Northern Territory Emergency Response Evaluation Report. Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (0217 Evaluation of NT Law and Order Measure)
Graycar A & Smith RG (eds) 2011 Handbook of global research and practice in corruption. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd (released 23 Nov 11)
Graycar A & Smith RG 2011 Research and practice in corruption: An introduction, in Graycar A & Smith RG (eds), Handbook of global research and practice in corruption. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd (released 23 Nov 11)
Homel P and Kirvan MA 2012 Crime prevention: Celebrating its inroads, accelerating its progress, in Redo SM (ed), Blue criminology: The power of United Nations ideas to counter crime globally. Helsinki: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control: 98–100
Payne J 2011 Alcohol and violence. The Drum Online. ABC
Richards K & Bartels L (in press) Book reviews of Crime and justice research: Tales from the field by Westmarland L and Conducting sociolegal research by Halliday S & Schmidt P, British Journal of Criminology
Richards, K (in press) Benefits and challenges of using restorative justice approaches for victims of crime committed by adults: An exploration of theory and evidence, in Bruce J, Bolitho J & Mason G (eds), Restorative justice and adults: Emerging issues. Sydney: Sydney Institute of Criminology Press
Smith RG & Grabosky PN 2011 Cybercrime, in Marmo M, de Lint W & Palmer D (eds), Crime and justice: A guide to criminology, 4th ed. Sydney: Thomson Reuters: 245–74 (released 6 Nov 11)
Smith RG & Jorna P 2011 Corrupt misuse of information and communications technologies, in Graycar A & Smith RG (eds), Handbook of global research and practice in corruption. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd (released 23 Nov 11)
Smith RG 2011 Human rights infringement in the digital age, in Jaishankar K (ed), Cyber criminology: Exploring internet crimes and criminal behaviour. Florida: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group (released 22 Nov 11)
Willis M 2011 Review of the Northern Territory youth justice system: Overview of the data, submitted to the NT Department of Justice and incorporated into A safe territory: Youth justice system review, NT Government (released 2011 as part of its Review of the Northern Territory Youth Justice System)

Appendix 3: Staff presentations

  • AIC 2011. AIC Trafficking in Persons Research Forum 2011, Parliament House, Canberra, 24 November
  • AIC 2012. Preventing trafficking through addressing demand. A background paper for the AFP and AIC discussion day ‘Actions to reduce demand’, Canberra, 20 June
  • Beacroft L 2011. Trends & issues: 20 years of monitoring deaths in custody in Australia. Paper presented at the Australasian Coroners’ Conference, Noosa, Queensland, 8 November
  • Beacroft L 2011. The inconvenient (and hard to measure) truths. Paper presented at the Pacific Trafficking in Persons Forum of the Salvation Army, ‘The inconvenient truths’, (0142 TIP) Wellington, New Zealand, 2–3 December
  • Beacroft L 2012. Research on trafficking in persons: Practical assistance for policy and programs. Paper presented at the AIC Commonwealth Agency Forum, Canberra, 2 April
  • Beacroft L 2012. Australian classifications education campaign: Case study of an innovative program. Paper presented at the AIC Crime Prevention Conference, Sydney, 5 June
  • Beacroft L & Brown R 2011. Measuring performance with theory driven outcomes. Joint paper presented at CPA Conference, Canberra, 22 September
  • Bricknell S 2011. Financial and economic crime. Presentation at the AIC Student Criminology Forum, AIC, July
  • Bricknell S 2012. Environmental crime. Paper presented at the Australian National Environmental Enforcement Summit, 29 February
  • Bricknell S 2012. Firearm trafficking. Paper presented to the Firearm and Weapons Policy Working Group, Canberra, May
  • Bricknell S 2012. Water theft. Paper presented at the Murray–Darling Basin Authority seminar series, Albury Wodonga, June
  • Hutchings A 2011. Measurement of cyber security issues in government. Paper presented at the Cyber Security Summit 2011, Canberra, 25–26 July
  • Hutchings A 2011. Protecting your organisation from identity theft and cybercrime. Paper presented at the CPA Congress, Canberra, 22 September
  • Hutchings A 2011. Automatic number plate recognition technology. Presentation at AIC staff seminar, AIC, Canberra, 13 October
  • Hutchings A 2011. Sizing the problem: The impact on business, citizens, and governments. Presentation at the eCrime Symposium ‘Ctrl, Alt, Del: Resetting the agenda’, University of Canberra, 8 November
  • Hutchings A 2012. Rational-choice offending and the role of deterrence, Australian Consumer Fraud Taskforce Agency Forum, ASIC, Sydney, 19 March
  • Hutchings A 2012. Cybercrime. Paper presented at the Commonwealth Agency Forum, AIC, Canberra, 2 April
  • Jorna P 2011. Consumer fraud, new and changing practices. Paper presented at the 2011 (24th) Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) Conference, Geelong, 28 September
  • Jorna P 2012. Interviews with scammers. Paper presented at the Australian Consumer Fraud Taskforce Agency Forum, ASIC, Sydney, 19 March
  • Jorna P, Chan A & Bartels L 2011. Sentencing money launderers in Australia. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual ANZSOC Conference, Geelong, 28 September
  • Payne J 2011. DUMA: Monitoring drugs and crime in Australia. Presentation to the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing ‘Talking heads’ seminar, Canberra, October 19
  • Payne J 2011. DUMA: Monitoring drugs and crime in Australia. Presentation to the Chinese Government delegation, Canberra, November 3
  • Payne J 2012. DUMA: Monitoring drugs and crime in Australia. Presentation to the NSW Crime Commission, Sydney, April 18
  • Payne J 2012. DUMA: Monitoring drug and crime trends in New South Wales. Presentation to the Sydney Institute of Criminology, Sydney, April 24
  • Ross S & Smith RG 2011. The victimology of advance fee fraud. Presentation to the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission, Canberra, 15 November
  • Rosevear L 2011. Promising interventions for reducing Indigenous juvenile offending. Presentation to the Juvenile Justice Aboriginal Staff Committee, Sydney, 26 October 2011
  • Rosevear L 2011. What does structural ageing mean for Australian apprehension trends? Paper presented at the 24th annual conference of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Criminology Geelong, 27–30 September 2011
  • Smith RG 2011. Penetration of financial and commercial organisations by criminals and terrorists. 29th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime ‘Responsibility for risk’, Cambridge, 6 September
  • Smith RG 2011. Cybercrime research. Fraud Advisory Panel meeting, London, 14 September
  • Smith RG 2011. Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regimes across the globe. 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology ‘Rethinking crime and punishment’ in Europe, Vilnius, 21 September
  • Smith RG 2011. Exploring fraud against the Commonwealth. 2011 Annual ANZSOC Conference, Geelong, 28 September
  • Smith RG 2011. Financial crime in the professions. Paper presented at the conference ‘Financial crime risks and the professions: From facilitators to gatekeepers’, Sydney University, Hilton Hotel, Sydney, 2 November
  • Smith RG 2011. Researching money laundering and financing of terrorism: What’s known and what needs to be known? Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Conference ‘Financial intelligence: Global and domestic partnerships and practices, successes and challenges’, Swissotel Sydney, 7 November
  • Smith RG 2011. Emerging trends in public sector fraud. Presentation at CPA Australia’s Public Sector Leaders Series Luncheon, CPA Centre, Sydney, 8 November
  • Smith RG 2012. Understanding the drivers of fraud and the motivations of offenders. Australian Consumer Fraud Taskforce Agency Forum, ASIC, Sydney, 19 March
  • Smith RG 2012. Understanding and responding to public sector fraud in Australia. CPA Australia Forensic Discussion Group, Melbourne, 28 March
  • Smith RG 2012. Public sector fraud. Commonwealth Agency Forum, AIC, Canberra, 4 April
  • Smith RG 2012. Evidence-led policy: The annual fraud survey and report. Commonwealth Fraud Liaison Forum, Australian Federal Police National Headquarters, Canberra, 11 April
  • Tomison AM 2011. Child protection: The process of change. Lecture presented to Masters of Public Policy and ANZSOG executive masterclass, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, 19 August
  • Tomison AM 2011. Child protection in Australia: Taking the next step. Public lecture, Australian Catholic University, Canberra, 21 September
  • Tomison AM 2011. Crimes against international students in Australia, 2005–09. Keynote address to the 2011 ANZSOC Conference, Geelong, 30 September
  • Tomison AM 2012. Mental health and the criminal justice system. Keynote presentation for the conference ‘Mental illness: A challenge for the justice system’, Adelaide, 15 February
  • Tomison AM 2012. The impact of research on policy and practice: Examples from the AIC. Invited paper presented at the International Centre for Crime Prevention’s 10th Biennial Colloquium, ‘Filling the gaps: Integrated approaches to crime prevention and safety’, Cape Town, South Africa, 20–23 February
  • Tomison AM 2012. The AIC as a Commonwealth resource. Opening presentation at the AIC Commonwealth Agency Forum 2012, AIC, Canberra, 2 April
  • Tomison AM 2012. Trends in youth criminality and juvenile justice. Opening presentation to the National Youth Week 2012 ‘Locked up and left out’ forum, Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University, Canberra, 18 April
  • Tomison AM 2012. Child protection: Policy to practice. Lecture to Bachelor of Social Work undergraduates, School of Social Work, Australian Catholic University, Canberra, 24 April
  • Tomison AM 2012. Sexual offence case study. (Moderator with D Sullivan of workshop at the ‘Truth, testimony, relevance: Improving the quality of evidence in sexual offence cases’ National Symposium, AIC, Australian Institute of Family Studies and Victoria Police, Melbourne, 15–16 May
  • Tomison AM 2012. What’s in and what’s out in prosecuting sexual offences? Chair of panel discussion at the ‘Truth, testimony, relevance: Improving the quality of evidence in sexual offence cases’ National Symposium, AIC, Australian Institute of Family Studies and Victoria Police, Melbourne, 15–16 May
  • Tomison AM 2012. Opening address, AIC Student Criminology Forum 2011, AIC, Canberra, 6 July
  • Tomison AM & Williams E 2011. Monitoring and evaluation of community-based interventions for children. Invited masterclass workshop for the 9th Asia–Pacific Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, New Delhi, India, 6 October

Appendix 4: Submissions

1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012—AIC submissions to Parliaments

Date Submission/hearing
September 2011 Australia. Standing Committee on Social Issues, NSW Legislative Council. Inquiry into domestic violence trends and issues in New South Wales (submission)
September 2011 United Kingdom. Science and Technology Committee, House of Commons. Inquiry into malware and cyber-crime (submission)
November 2011 Australia. Submission in response to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Discussion Paper Connecting with confidence: Optimising Australia’s digital future
February 2012 Australia. Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety. Inquiry into cyber-safety for senior Australians (submission)
March 2012 Australia. Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. Inquiry into marriage visa classes (submission)
May 2012 Australia. Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. Inquiry into marriage visa classes (hearing)

Appendix 5: Roundtables and forums

Date Roundtable/forum
6 July 2011, AIC AIC Criminology Student Forum. Students heard AIC researchers speak on drug crime, trafficking, crime prevention and cybercrime and were provided with insight into some crime monitoring programs
2 April 2012, AIC Commonwealth Agency Forum. Policy and research officers from government agencies heard about relevant research projects related to Commonwealth programs and initiatives.
March 2012, Perth, Karratha, Darwin and Alice Springs A series of four anti–human trafficking forums. AIC and AFP
20 June 2012, Canberra AIC Discussion Day. ‘Actions to reduce demand’
23 September 2011, Canberra AIC National Deaths in Custody Program and National Police Custody Survey Roundtable
July 2011, Adelaide and Hobart AIC Information Sessions on trafficking in persons. A series of forums for non-experts on recent research and approaches to tackling the crime
22 November 2011, AIC AIC Roundtable, held largely for police representatives to explore the demand for technical assistance in relation to crime prevention
15 March 2012, AIC National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program roundtable of representatives from the retail, banking and service station industries, police and private security
7 March 2012, AIC NHMRC Alcohol Data Workshop
2 December 2011, Canberra National Drug Strategy Household Survey Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
4 March 2012, Perth WA DUMA Steering Committee Meeting
18 August 2011, Sydney National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre National Advisory Committee Meeting
17 November 2011, Sydney National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre National Advisory Committee Meeting
16 February 2012, Sydney National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre National Advisory Committee Meeting

Appendix 6: Delegation or other visits to the AIC

Apart from a number of esteemed speakers at the AIC occasional seminar series (see conferences and forums section in Report on Performance), the Institute hosted several overseas delegations and visits.

Date Delegations
2 Nov 2011 Ministerial delegation from the Mongolian Government, together with senior Parliamentary and Social Welfare Ministry representatives, accompanied by the UNICEF’s Director in Mongolia
3 Nov 2011 Delegation from the Ministry of Public Security, People’s Republic of China
15 Nov 2011 Delegation from Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)
Date Other visitors
14 Jul 2011 Professor Dr Normah Omar and Dr Roszana Tapsir, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
14 Sep 2011 Mr Mark Harris, UNODC
16 Apr 2012 Mr Gary Lewis, UNODC Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
2 May 2012 Ms Siao-Yue Chang, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia, Canberra
17 May 2012 Mr Michael Jandl, Statistics and Surveys Section, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna

Appendix 7: Statutory reporting requirements

Workplace Health and Safety

The AIC has an established health and safety policy in accordance with the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act). The Health and Safety Committee (HSC) has a legislative functionality pursuant to s 77 of the WHS Act, which is summarised below:

  • to facilitate co operation between the AIC and workers in instigating, developing and carrying out measures designed to ensure the workers’ health and safety at work;
  • to assist in developing standards, rules and procedures relating to health and safety that are to be followed or complied with; and
  • any other functions prescribed by the regulations or agreed between the AIC and the committee.

Disability reporting

The National Disability Strategy sets out a 10 year national policy framework for improving life for Australians with disabilities, their families and carers. Disability reporting occurs though a number of mechanisms; for example, the Australian Public Service Commission’s State of the Service Report and the APS Statistical Bulletin, to which the AIC contributes. The AIC makes every effort to ensure that all its policies and procedures comply with the principles of the National Disability Strategy.

Carer Recognition Act

The AIC is compliant with its obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010.

Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance

Institute management and staff are committed to the principles of ecologically sustainable development. In accordance with government guidelines, AIC participated in Earth Hour during the year, although it is worth noting that it is Institute practice to always turn off non-essential lighting and appliances.

The Institute’s operations have the following environmental impacts and Institute staff have taken the specified initiatives to minimise their impact:

In 2011–12, electricity consumption within our tenancy (causing emissions to the air and use of resources) decreased by seven percent compared with the previous period. The Institute continued to reinforce the practice of shutting down computers at the end of the day and encouraging staff to switch off lights when not needed. The Institute uses 10 percent green energy and is reviewing an increase in this during 2012–13, thus reducing emissions and resource use. All office equipment conforms to environmental standards.

Adverse effects due to transport (causing emissions to the air and use of resources) are primarily due to domestic airline flights. Staff are encouraged to use web-based and teleconference facilities where possible. Selected seminar presentations are made available electronically so that people do not have to travel to the Institute to hear them.

Waste generation (resource waste and emissions to the air) is reduced by recycling paper, cardboard, glass, plastics and metals.

The AIC looks for ways in which it can continue to reduce its impact on the environment when undertaking new procurements.

Information Publication Scheme

Agencies subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) are required to publish information to the public as part of the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). This requirement is in Part II of the FOI Act and has replaced the former requirement to publish an s 8 statement in an annual report. Each agency must display on its website a plan showing what information it publishes in accordance with the IPS requirements. The AIC has complied with IPS requirements. The FOI log can be found on the website in the Corporate Information section at http://aic.gov.au/about_aic/corporate%20information/foi.aspx.

Advertising and Marketing

The AIC did not carry out any campaign advertising or marketing in 2011–12.

Commonwealth Ombudsman

In 2011–12, no judicial decisions or decisions of administrative tribunals affected the Institute—nor were there any parliamentary committee reports or Ombudsman reports. No ANAO audit reports directly affected or involved the AIC.

Appendix 8: Compliance index

Reference in Annual Report Part of report Description Requirement Page number(s) in this report
8(3) & A.4   Letter of transmittal Mandatory viii
A.5   Table of contents Mandatory v–vi
A.5   Index Mandatory 120–123
A.5   Glossary Mandatory vii
A.5   Contact officer(s) Mandatory iv
A.5   Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory iv
9 Review by Agency Head Mandatory
9(1)   Review by Agency Head Mandatory 1–5
9(2)   Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested 3
9(2)   Overview of department’s performance and financial results Suggested 2–3
9(2)   Outlook for following year Suggested 5
9(3)   Significant issues and developments —portfolio Portfolio agency departments—suggested  
10 Agency overview Mandatory
10(1)   Role and functions Mandatory 8–12
10(1)   Organisational structure Mandatory 12
10(1)   Outcome and program structure Mandatory 10–11
10(2)   Where outcome and program structures differ from PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements accompanying any other additional appropriation bills (other portfolio statements), details of variation and reasons for change Mandatory 40–41
10(3)   Portfolio structure Mandatory for portfolio departments  
11 Report on performance Mandatory
11(1)   Review of performance during the year in relation to programs and contribution to outcomes Mandatory 16–2
11(2)   Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory 60
11(2)   Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory  
11(2)   Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory 16–60
11(2)   Trend information Mandatory 16–60
11(3)   Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested  
11(3)   Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable—suggested  
11(3)   Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested  
11(3)   Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested  
11(4)   Social inclusion outcomes If applicable—mandatory  
11(5)   Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department’s)response to complaints If applicable—mandatory  
11(6)   Discussion and analysis of the department’s financial performance Mandatory 40–41
11(7)   Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year, from budget or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations. Mandatory 40–41
11(8)   Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory 40–41
12 Management and accountability
  Corporate Governance governance
12(1)   Agency heads are required to certify that their agency comply with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines Mandatory 65
12(2)   Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 65
12(3)   Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested 62
12(3)   Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 62–63
12(3)   Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 67
12(3)   Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk Suggested 65
12(3)   Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested 63
12(3)   How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested  
  External Scrutiny
12(4)   Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 62
12(4)   Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals Mandatory 62
12(4)   Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman Mandatory 62
  Management of Human Resources
12(5)   Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory 65
12(6)   Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Suggested 65
12(6)   Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Suggested  
12(6)   Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 67
12(6)   Work health and safety performance Suggested  
12(6)   Productivity gains Suggested  
12(7)   Statistics on staffing Mandatory 66
12(8)   Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory 67
12(9) & B   Performance pay Mandatory 70
12(10)–(11) Assets management Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable—mandatory  
12(12) Purchasing Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 70
12(13)–(24) Consultants Summary statement detailing the number of new consultancy services contracts let during the year; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts let during the year (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were active in the reporting year; the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST), and a statement noting that information on contracts and consultancies is available through the AusTender website Mandatory 70
12(25) Australian National Audit Office access clauses Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory 70
12(26) Exempt contracts Contracts exempt from the AusTender Mandatory 70
13 Financial statements Financial statements Mandatory 90–118
  Other mandatory information
14(1) & C   Workhealth and safety (Schedule 2 part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory 83
14(1) & C   Advertising and Market Research (section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory 84
14(1) & C   Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory 83
14(1)   Compliance with the Agency’s obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory 83
14(2) & D   Grant programs Mandatory 29–39
14(3) & D   Disability reporting—explicit and transparent reference to agency-level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory 83
14(4) & D(3)   Information Publications Scheme statement Mandatory 84
14(4)   Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable—mandatory  
F   List of requirements Mandatory 85