Impact of new and emerging information and communications technology

4 April 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN 978-1-76010-951-6

View the report as a single document - (PDF 1584KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

The Committee (PDF 21KB)
Definitions (PDF 50KB)
Recommendations (PDF 43KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 122KB)

Referral and conduct of the inquiry
Structure and scope of this report
Related inquiries and recent legislation
ICT landscape
New and emerging ICTs

Chapter 2 - Coordinating law enforcement across jurisdictions (PDF 214KB)

International law enforcement arrangements
Australian law enforcement policy framework
Australian law enforcement agencies
Other agencies

Chapter 3 - 'Going dark' (PDF 278KB)

The dark web
The new operational reality
Law enforcement challenges

Chapter 4 - Responding to the encryption challenge (PDF 113KB)

Five Eyes Alliance Statement of Principles
Australia's new encryption laws

Chapter 5 - Operational challenges and vulnerabilities (PDF 206KB)

Geographical and jurisdictional constraints
Workforce skills and capabilities
ICT capabilities
Data management

Chapter 6 - Strategic challenges and opportunities (PDF 112KB)

International law enforcement
Australian law enforcement initiatives
Strategic issues in Australian law enforcement

Appendix 1 - Public submissions (PDF 9KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 10KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 11KB)

Answers to questions on notice
Additional information

Appendix 4 - Government agencies with existing cybercrime and cyber security responsibilities (PDF 126KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3419