National Crime Authority
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (October 2013)|
The NCA was set up in the wake of the Costigan Commission into tax evasion and organised crime. It was intended to lead a national law enforcement response to organised crime which could overcome the jurisdictional barriers of the Australian federal system.
The NCA was frequently criticised for both misuse of power and lack of effectiveness. Businessman and former Liberal Party President John Elliott accused the NCA of running a vendetta against him inspired by the then Labor government.