This study examined the economic scale of the problem of identity crime and misuse targeting businesses in Australia. Although little research has been conducted to assess the scale and cost of this type of crime, this study provides estimates of the direct and indirect costs borne by affected businesses.
Identity crime involving the misuse of personal information affects a large number of Australians each year, as well as businesses and government agencies. The financial and non-financial consequences experienced by victims are considerable, and data indicate identity crime continues to increase in Australia.
This report assesses the cost and impact of identity crime and misuse in Australia for the 2015–16 financial year. It presents data and information from Commonwealth, state and territory agencies, as well as from the private sector and other non-government sources.
This report provides a clear picture of how market and policy decisions have affected consumer prices for the best part of a decade. It provides the transparency governments need to understand whether price changes proposed by retailers are consistent with changes in underlying costs – so price rises can be understood before they happen.
To develop effective responses to climate change and energy challenges, decision-makers in government and industry draw on a range of information. In Australia, the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting legislation underpins this evidence base by requiring Australia’s largest companies to anually measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions and energy production and use.
First Nations art and craft is not simply a collection of design elements in some artistic media presentation. They are in fact a representation of cultural songlines. Art is therefore integral to the cultural identity, stories and history of First Nations peoples. It is about a continuous celebration and preservation of that history and cultures, which underpins all of the issues raised.
Fisheries New Zealand has collaborated with iwi, stakeholders and a blue cod expert group to develop and finalise the National Blue Cod strategy. The overarching aim of the strategy is to work together to deliver abundant and sustainable blue cod fisheries for all.