Organised crime is a national security threat that costs Australia at least $15 billion each year.
Organised crime networks are flexible, innovative and resilient. Harms and losses from organised crime have an impact on all Australian governments, the economy, businesses and the wider community.
Organised Crime Strategic Framework
This department has led the development of an Organised Crime Strategic Framework.
The framework identifies key organised crime threats and coordinates a whole-of-government response to them. It has three elements:
- an Organised Crime Threat Assessment
- an Organised Crime Response Plan
- multi-agency responses.
We are the central policy, legislative and coordinating agency for the framework. A range of other Australian Government agencies have policy, operational, and regulatory responsibilities in combating organised crime. Collaboration is at the heart of the framework and the government’s response to organised crime.
We have developed a fact sheet outlining some of the Australian Government's key successes under the framework so far:
National Organised Crime Response Plan 2010-13
The states and territories are generally responsible for criminal law.
However, recognising areas of shared interest, jurisdictions have developed a national organised crime response plan to promote a coordinated approach to organised crime.
Organised crime in the aviation and maritime sectors and the supply chain
Measures to combat organised crime in the aviation and maritime sectors and the supply chain were announced by the Minister for Home Affairs and Justice in May 2012.
This followed a report that found significant vulnerabilities have allowed organised crime to infiltrate and exploit these sectors.
Some measures will affect the aviation and maritime industries. In consultation with relevant agencies, we have developed fact sheets for industry with further detail on the measures.
For more information on the government’s response to organised crime, email email@example.com.