Forensic sciences

NARROWER TERMS
Conference paper

Legal requirements to conduct blood testing in doping control: Oceania region

Abstract: As sport is now practiced on a worldwide basis, the fight against doping is an international problem and the solution to it must necessarily be international or the level playing field, which is fundamental to sport, cannot exist. There must be national building blocks...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does Victoria or NSW have the highest COVID-19 testing rate in the world? Here are the facts

NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and Victorian Health Minister, Jenny Mikakos, both claimed their states had among the highest test rates in the world for COVID-19. Ms Berejiklian's claim is overblown, while Ms Mikakos's claim amounts to a fair call.
Report

National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 10, June 2020

This National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program report is the tenth in a series of public reports that present program findings. The program provides statistically valid datasets of drug use and distribution patterns across a large number of sites in capital cities and regional Australia.
Policy report

Genomic surveillance: inside China’s DNA dragnet

The Chinese Government is building the world’s largest police-run DNA database in close cooperation with key industry partners across the globe. Yet, unlike the managers of other forensic databases, Chinese authorities are deliberately enrolling tens of millions of people who have no history of serious...
Briefing paper

Viability of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces

This rapid research brief responds to the question: how long does the SARS-CoV-2 virus remain viable on different surfaces, particularly clothes, cardboard, plastic, stainless steel, and copper?
Briefing paper

The predictive value of serological testing during the COVID-19 pandemic

This paper responds to a request for advice on the predictive value of serological antibody tests and the comparability of point-of-care tests to laboratory tests.
Briefing paper

Monitoring wastewater to detect COVID-19

This paper responds to a request for advice on the feasibility of monitoring wastewater for early detection and monitoring of COVID-19 in the population.
Report

National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 9, March 2020

This is the ninth in a series of National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program reports to be publicly released by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and marks the end of the first three years of the program.
Report

National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 8, August 2019

This is the eighth in a series of National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program reports to be publicly released by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.
Report

National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 7, April 2019

This seventh report covers 54 per cent of the population, which equates to about 12.6 million people. Fifty wastewater treatment plants across Australia participated in the December 2018 collection, which monitored the consumption of 13 substances.