Several large-scale data breaches in Australia recently highlighted the importance for organisations to constantly review, maintain and adapt their data security and protection measures. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) was alerted to 396 data breaches involving companies with a revenue of over $3 million during the first half of 2022. With our increasing reliance on technology, organisations must take the necessary steps to protect sensitive data from unauthorised access, use or disclosure.
In 2018, bulk carrier Irongate was travelling from Brisbane and Gladstone when its chief officer approved the dumping of its rubbish into the sea. The equivalent of a 120-litre household garbage bin full of food waste was released into the world heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef National Park, about 24 kilometres southeast of Lady Elliot Island.
The updated 2022 AGIS means that all entities must now analyse their existing systems to understand whether they align with these newly appointed standards, or if they will be open to regulatory scrutiny
Comtrac worked with National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to deliver increased transparency and consistency to their investigation management processes. The streamlined solution automatically generates briefs of evidence and investigative outputs.
In a bid to maintain operational efficiency and effectiveness amidst reducing resources, many investigative agencies opt for a Case Management System (CMS). However, the inherent design of a CMS means that they're often not as productive as the agency would have liked.
The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (AWE) administers the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
AWE enhances Australia’s agriculture, environment, heritage, and water resources, reduces environmental impacts and facilitates economic development.
CMS tools aren't designed to handle the full life cycle of investigation management - that's where an Electronic Investigation Management System comes in.
The Australian Government Investigations Standards (AGIS) has recently been updated with significant changes to how investigation activity is managed. To help you make sense of it, we've developed a guide that outlines the five key takeaways for regulatory and investigative entities.