- The performance criteria should not reflect mere activity but instead whether
there has been meaningful progress towards the achievement of substantive objectives.
- Having regard to the unique intelligence and assessment capacities of the
Commission, annual reports should incorporate an assessment of whether law
enforcement effort is making progress towards the achievement of substantive
- When measures of law enforcement activity such as the levels of drug seizures
are provided, the annual report should also include an assessment of the extent to
which this activity impacts on the overall level of criminal activity involved.
- As part of its intelligence assessment, the Commission should regularly
included in its report estimates of the the size of the market in Australia for different
- Rather than using the gross level of drugs seized, estimates of effectiveness of
law enforcement should have regard to the extent that law enforcement effort reduces
the quantity of drugs needed to satisfy the demand of the Australian market.
- As it bears on its governance, the anti-corruption prevention and response
system being instituted for the Commission should be the subject of public scrutiny by
the Committee and be covered in the Committee’s report.
- All Governments and Agencies involved in the management of the
Commission should commit themselves to maintain and strengthen
the values of the Commission as set out in its corporate plan.