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Large, complex research projects of this kind are made possible through the involvement of a range of stakeholders. The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) would like to thank all the individuals and organisations who contributed to the production of this report.

In particular, the AIC extends its sincere gratitude for the contribution made by all state and territory police agencies and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship for the valuable advice provided regarding the methodology in the early development phase and also for their considerable efforts in matching and extracting the required data within the set parameters.

In addition, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was instrumental in establishing the study and provided a great deal of support throughout, for which the authors are grateful.

Finally, the authors would like to thank the staff of the AIC’s JV Barry Library—Janine Chandler, Maureen Lee, Lepa Petrovic and the late Janet Smith—who provided substantial assistance in the identification and collection of bibliographic information contained in the report.