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Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)

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The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is Australia's national criminal intelligence agency.

It works with state and territory, national and international partners on investigations and collecting intelligence to improve the national ability to respond to crime impacting Australia.

It is the conduit for sharing criminal information and intelligence between all state, territory and Commonwealth law enforcement agencies.

It began operating as the ACIC in July 2016, when the former Australian Crime Commission and CrimTrac were merged.

It is one of five operational agencies and bodies within the Home Affairs Portfolio. The portfolio brings together Australia's federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs and immigration and border-related functions and agencies.

The portfolio was established in December 2017, with the Department of Home Affairs as the central department.