Senate files lists

On the 14 November 1994, the Senate agreed to a motion by Senator Harradine requiring all Australian Government departments and agencies produce an indexed list of files every six months for tabling before parliament. The production of the list is intended to make the operations of government more transparent to the Australian public.

As part of the government's ongoing commitment to give Australians greater access to relevant government information quickly and easily, the original Senate Order was amended in 1998. The continuing order for indexed lists of departmental and agency files (on the Parliament of Australia website) requires departments to list these files on their public websites.

The lists are tabled twice a year, once in the Spring sittings (comprising file titles created in the preceding January to June) and once in the Autumn sittings (comprising file titles created in the preceding July to December).

  • Spring sittings list files created in the preceding July to December
  • Autumn sitting list files created in the preceding January to June

Relevant files include files relating to the policy advising functions of the agency including any relating to the development of legislation and other matters of public administration, but exemptions include:

  • files transferred to the Australian Archives
  • case related files (for example personal representations or dealing with the personal affairs of departmental or agency clients or taxpayers)
  • files essentially related to the internal administration of the Australian Institute of Criminology (for example staff or personnel matters)
  • national security matters.

The lists can be accessed below.



Senate Order on entity contracts listing for 2022 calendar year

Pursuant to the Senate Order on non-corporate Commonwealth entity contracts, the Australian Institute of Criminology provides a list of procurement contracts entered into which provide for a consideration of $100,000 or more and;

  • have not been fully performed as at 30 June 2023 or
  • have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2023.

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; and/or
  • protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.

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

The Australian Institute of Criminology has estimated its cost of complying with the Senate Order is $210. This is determined by calculating the time taken to collect, analyse and compile the information and applying salary costs and on-costs.


1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017

There were no files for this period.

1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017

There were no files for this period.


1 July to 31 December 2016

There were no files for this period.

1 January 2016 to 30 June 2016

Record Number Title
15/59 Criminology Research Advisory Council (CRAC) - Governance and Policies - 2015/16
15/91 Australian Facts & Figures Publication
15/93 Australian Commonwealth Fraud Reporting
15/154 Australian Crime & Violence Prevention Awards - Board Meeting
15/161 Annual Report 2014-15
15/178 ACC Library Collection - Archive and Retention Policy