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Report

National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 16, June 2022

Report 16 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program covers around 56 per cent of the Australian population, which equates to about 13 million people. Fifty-six wastewater treatment plants across Australia participated in the December 2021 collection, which monitored the consumption of 12 substances.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 15, March 2022

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has commissioned The University of Queensland, and through it the University of South Australia, to undertake the data collection and analysis that underpins the report. This is the fifteenth report in the series.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 14, October 2021

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has commissioned The University of Queensland, and through it the University of South Australia, to undertake the data collection and analysis that underpins the report.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 13, June 2021

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has commissioned the University of Queensland, and through it the University of South Australia, to undertake the data collection and analysis that underpins the report. This is the thirteenth report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program.
Report

National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 12, February 2021

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has commissioned the University of Queensland, and through it the University of South Australia, to undertake the data collection and analysis that underpins the report. This is the twelfth report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 11, October 2020

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has commissioned the University of Queensland, and through it the University of South Australia, to undertake the data collection and analysis that underpins the report. This is the eleventh report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program.
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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...
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 6, February 2019

For this sixth report, wastewater samples were collected during weeks of June and August 2018. Wastewater analysis was conducted at 58 sites (22 capital city and 36 regional) across all Australian states and territories, covering 13 substances, providing a detailed picture of national drug consumption.
Briefing paper

Justice Legislation Amendment (Police and Other Matters) Bill 2019: Bill Brief

This Bill Brief looks primarily at law reforms concerning a new class of procedure known as a ‘DNA profile sample’, which seeks to grant police the ability to authorise the taking of DNA samples from persons suspected of committing indictable offences.
Report

National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 5, August 2018

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has released the fifth report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program. In addition to reporting on national drug consumption, this report includes updated SCORE data which provides international consumption comparisons for a number of drugs monitored by the program.
Evaluation

Independent evaluation of core funding support to the Pacific Paramedical Training Centre, 2007-2010

The Pacific Paramedical Training Centre (PPTC) aims to help develop basic health laboratory capacity in the Pacific region and smaller South-East Asian countries in a way that is appropriate, affordable and sustainable for the health care setting in which laboratory services will be used.
Report

National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 4, March 2018

This is the fourth in a series of nine National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program reports to be publicly released by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission. The program aims to deliver on the recommendations of the Final Report of the National Ice Taskforce.