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Australia. 2014 ‘Australian Ballistics Information Network.’ Attorney-General's Department Annual Report 2013-14 (Programme 1.2), p. 31. Canberra: Attorney-General's Department. 20 August
Australian Ballistics Information Network
The department played an integral role in the successful implementation of the Australian Ballistics Information Network (ABIN), which was launched by the Minister for Justice on 21 May 2014. The ABIN manages electronic ballistic information on a national basis and allows police to collect ballistic information from crime scenes and recovered firearms for comparison and matching to suspects and other crimes throughout Australia.
The department built jurisdictional support for the ABIN by working closely with state and territory senior officials and police commissioners as well as ministers through the Standing Council on Police and Emergency Management. The department also worked closely with CrimTrac, which is managing the technology behind the ABIN.