Closing the Gap - National Indigenous Violence and Child Abuse Intelligence Task Force

Closing the Gap - National Indigenous Violence and Child Abuse Intelligence Task Force

Australian Crime Commission

Key Elements

The Australian Government will provide $5.5 million to continue the work of the Australian Crime Commission’s (ACC’s) National Indigenous Intelligence Task Force for 12 months.

The measure will provide the Government with unique intelligence and information to help decision makers address the challenges to effective disclosure, reporting and information sharing with respect to crime in remote communities.

The measure will also deliver enhanced access to information through the Australian Criminal Intelligence Database (ACID) for ACC stakeholders working on crime in remote communities, and empirical research on service delivery for problem sexual behaviour in Australia.

The measure supports the Government’s agenda to close the gap in Indigenous disadvantage as well as the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children.

Background

Since 2006 the National Indigenous Violence and Child Abuse Intelligence Task Force has worked to establish a national understanding of the nature and extent of issues surrounding violence and child abuse in remote communities.

Information sharing and reporting of sexual abuse and violence are serious issues that require further intelligence collection and analysis to support policy and response options on these issues.

Implementation

The initiative is an extension of the current Task Force which has been operating since 2006. The ACC’s role in building a national picture of violence and child abuse in Indigenous communities will conclude in June 2010.

Total Government Funding

$5.5 million over 12 months.

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