The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is required under Section 29(1)(a) of the Intelligence Services Act 2001, to conduct an annual review of the administration, expenditure and financial statements of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO), Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO), the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and the Office of National Assessments (ONA).
Status of this Review
The Committee has considered the impact of the circumstances presented by COVID-19 on the timeframes for review activities, including reporting. Consequently, the Committee will move forward by exploring in further detail any matters it may have identified through the evidence received from this review, as part of its next administration and expenditure review for 2019–20.
The Committee’s full statement on this matter can be found here.