The Criminology Research Advisory Council identifies topics of policy importance for research and may recommend that the AIC develops proposals which are publicly advertised, or which may be actioned by the AIC through other means, in all cases subject to the Director’s agreement. For example, a consultancy project on a specific topic may be recommended to contribute to, or complement, the work of national initiatives by other organisations, or state/territory initiatives that have clear policy or best practice implications for other governments within Australia.