Specialist Advisory Groups (SAGs)

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The ANZPAA NIFS Groups provide an important mechanism for ANZFEC and ANZPAA NIFS to support and promote the continuous improvement of forensic disciplines, encouraging collaboration and innovative thinking.

They also provide a mechanism for ANZFEC and ANZPAA NIFS to seek discipline specific technical advice and guidance in relation to contemporary issues affecting science service provision in Australia and New Zealand.

The ANZPAA NIFS Groups include ADVIC; CWALN and the following Specialist Advisory Groups (SAGs):


  • Biology SAG
  • Chemical Criminalistics SAG
  • Crime Scene SAG
  • Document SAG
  • Drug SAG
  • Electronic Evidence SAG
  • Face SAG
  • Fingerprint SAG
  • Firearm SAG
  • Forensic Intelligence SAG
  • Medical Sciences SAG
  • Quality SAG
  • Toxicology SAG

The ANZPAA NIFS Groups Terms of Reference provides an overview of the agreed roles and functions for the Groups.

ANZPAA NIFS Group members should note the documents below when registering to attend a meeting or nominating any agenda items.

Reference Documents

Meeting Preparation

Reporting to ANZFEC

Workshop Proposals

* Please note the preferred format of workshops in 2022 is virtual.  Face-to-face workshops will be considered by ANZFEC if a strong business case is provided along with contingency planning to run the workshop virtually if required due to COVID related restrictions.

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