Review of Administration and Expenditure No. 21 (2021–22) – Australian Intelligence Agencies

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 Intelligence (ONI).

For the Committee’s review of the Administration and Expenditure No. 21 of these Australian intelligence agencies, the Committee continues to seek evidence as to:

  • each agency's administration and ability to meet its objectives within budget parameters; and
  • the health of each agency's financial statements and general administration.

In addition, the Committee has determined that its 2021-22 review will also examine the following areas and is seeking additional information in submissions to address:

  • cyber resilience and cyber assurance processes, including how internal systems are assessed against common standards, details of that assessment, common trends in this area, and future challenges in this space.
  • financial management and efficiency, including opportunities for efficiencies, cost savings, how value for money is considered and opportunities for collaboration across the NIC.
  • strategic workforce planning activities and initiatives, including long-term recruitment planning, attracting and retaining specialised skill sets, and initiatives directed at diversity and inclusion.
  • governance and compliance systems, including an overview of the systems and processes in place to ensure compliance with legislative provisions, how agencies engage with relevant oversight bodies, and any current and future challenges in this space.

The Committee requests submissions to the review by Friday, 24 February 2023.

Making a submission
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Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2360
pjcis@aph.gov.au

About this inquiry

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 ASIO, ASIS, AGO, DIO, ASD and ONI.
Submissions are requested by 24 February 2023.

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Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)

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