2019 Sponsor Profiles


The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) is Australia’s national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice, compiling trend data and disseminating research and policy advice. The AIC informs crime and justice policy and practice in Australia by undertaking, funding and disseminating policy-relevant research of national significance.

The AIC was established nearly 50 years ago and is part of the Home Affairs portfolio. The AIC conducts research on a range of crime and justice issues to provide timely, policy-relevant research to the Australian Government and other key stakeholders. Our current research priorities include illicit drugs, child exploitation material, transnational serious and organised crime, criminal justice responses to family and domestic violence, Indigenous over representation in the criminal justice system and youth crime.


The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for centrally coordinated strategy and policy leadership in relation to immigration, citizenship and multicultural affairs, domestic and national security arrangements, law enforcement, emergency management, counter-terrorism, social cohesion, the protection of Australia’s sovereignty, the integrity of Australia’s borders and the resilience of its national infrastructure.  Through our Commonwealth Coordinators, the Department enables rapid responses to threats of foreign interference, terror and organised crime.  Our operations keep Australia open for business and contribute to Australia’s prosperity.  We also deliver the migration program and assist temporary and permanent migrants and those participating in humanitarian and refugee programs.  We also manage and confer citizenship through the Australian Citizenship Program. The Department is part of the broader Home Affairs Portfolio.  The Portfolio integrates Australia’s federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs and immigration and border-related functions, to strengthen the strategic policy, planning and coordination that support our operations.  The Portfolio brings together the strengths of individual agencies and continues to coordinate and drive efforts to create a safe, secure, prosperous and united Australia through close cooperation and sustained joint activity.  It continues to combat threats to national security.  Through modernising trade and travel, the Portfolio contributes to Australia’s prosperity and ensures Australia remains economically competitive in an increasingly complex environment.  The Portfolio is structured to maintain and protect the statutory independence of Portfolio agencies, while ensuring that external accountability and oversight arrangements are retained, and departmental and agency powers are exercised consistently and lawfully.


The WA Police Force exists to provide trusted and valued policing services for all Western Australians. Our vision is to be an exceptional Police Force for our community. We are responsible for serving the world’s largest single police jurisdiction covering 2.5 million square kilometres, with a structure comprising two regions, 15 districts and more than 200 police facilities. Our 6,800 police officers and 2,100 police staff contribute to enhancing the quality of life and wellbeing of all people throughout WA. To achieve this we remain committed to providing robust defensible policing services underpinned by three policing pillars:

  • Enforce the Law
  • Prevent Crime
  • Manage and Coordinate Emergencies.



Sysware works alongside organisations to harness the power of data insights and enable evidence-based decisions.

With more than 30 years of experience in business intelligence and analytics, Sysware has the specialist knowledge and resources to help analyse, visualise and capitalise on critical business information.

Our experience covers a wide range of industries, including government, banking, insurance, utilities, education, telecommunications, health, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail and law enforcement.

In addition to our comprehensive business intelligence solutions, Sysware also has a proud history of innovation in product development, providing our own IP solutions to help leading organisations solve some very common challenges.

Our vision of providing exceptional business solutions, consulting resources, products, and services is based on our fundamental values of teamwork, knowledge, innovation, quality and commitment to our clients.


Cartrack is a leading global provider of data analytics solutions with a 1 million strong subscriber base and presence in over 20 countries including Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia/Pacific and in America.

The company is at the forefront of cutting-edge vehicle telematics which can be utilised to improve service delivery and increase the effectiveness of the various divisions within the Australian and New Zealand Police departments.

With our in-house value chain, keen appreciation for how quickly the industry evolves and eye on the future, we are well placed to provide robust, flexible and scalable products and services that include:

  • Vehicle tracking and location
  • Driver behaviour
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Crash detection
  • Vehicle immobilisation
  • Electronic log books

Cartrack’s telematics web interface provides comprehensive services and features ensuring the optimisation of both fleet and human resources – we take pride in putting our clients in control of their vehicles, on and off the road.


The Serious and Organised Crime Research Laboratory (SOCR-Lab), based at the Australian Institute of Criminology, aims to deliver high quality evidence that can inform and shape Australia’s response to serious and organised crime. Researchers in the SOCR-Lab work in partnership with law enforcement agencies, policy makers and academia. We apply a crime science approach to develop methods to understand, target and disrupt serious and organised crime impacting Australia. Our research falls into three themes: predicting and disrupting serious and organised criminal activity, illicit drug and firearm markets and economics of serious and organised crime.