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Governance

The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) is part of the Home Affairs Portfolio and accountable to the Minister for Home Affairs.

The Criminology Research Advisory Council, representing Commonwealth and state and territory justice agencies, is responsible for providing advice to the Director of the AIC on strategic priorities for research and priorities for communicating research results.

AIC research is also subject to ethical standards which are governed through the oversight of an ethics committee, in accordance with National Health and Medical Research Council requirements.

Legal services expenditure

This is a statement of legal services expenditure by the Australian Institute of Criminology for 2016-17, published in compliance with paragraph 11.1 (ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2005.

Summary of legal expenditure

There was no legal services expenditure in 2016-17.

Senate files lists

In accordance with ‘Senate Continuing Order’, as varied by the Senate on 3 December 1998, relevant new files created for the agency are listed on the Senate File Lists section of this website.

Senate Order contracts

Senate Order on entity contracts listing for 2016-17 financial year

Pursuant to the Senate Order on non-corporate Commonwealth entity contracts the downloadable file lists contracts entered into by the Australian Institute of Criminology which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more and which:

  • have not been fully performed as at 30 June 2017 or
  • have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2017.

All procurement contracts required to be listed pursuant to the Senate Order can be found on the AusTender website.

Most of the contracts listed contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the confidential information of the parties that may be obtained or generated in carrying out the contract. The reasons for including such clauses include:

  • ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and the like
  • protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.

The Australian Institute of Criminology has estimated its cost of complying with the Senate Order is $400. This is determined by calculating the time taken to collect, analyse and compile the information and applying salary costs and on-costs.

The accountable authority of the Australian Institute of Criminology has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.

Last updated
13 February 2018