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A

abbreviations, 84

Activity performance see performance

address and contact details, inside front cover

Administrative Appeals Tribunal, 3, 8, 12, 42–3

administrative tribunal decisions (external scrutiny), 48

advertising and market research, 50

ANAO see Australian National Audit Office

annual report 2014–15 correction, 51

annual report availability, inside front cover

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act 2006, 33

Archives Act 1983, 3, 42

Assistant Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, 46

assumed identities, 32

Attorney-General

responsibilities, 3

Guidelines under ASIO Act, 21

Audit Committee, 46

audits

ANAO report on financial statements, 48, 53–4

internal audit, 47

AusTender, 50

Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO)

AUSTRAC information access and use, 34

Director's approvals, 29–30

inspections of, 29–30, 34

intelligence on Australian persons, 23–4, 30

Ministerial authorisations, 30

presumption of nationality, 24

privacy rules compliance, 24, 30

role and functions, 5

Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework, 46

Australian Human Rights Commission, 9, 44

referrals to OIGIS, 38

Australian Information Commissioner, 3, 8, 12, 42, 48

Australian Intelligence Community see intelligence agencies

Australian National Audit Office

access clauses, 50

audit report, 48, 53–4

Australian persons

intelligence collection on, 23–4, 25–6, 28, 30 see also privacy rules compliance

Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)

assumed identities, 32

AUSTRAC information access and use, 34

cooperation with foreign liaisons, 25

inspections of, 24–7, 34

intelligence on Australian persons, 23–4, 25–6, 28

Ministerial authorisations, 25–8

presumption of nationality, 24

privacy rules compliance, 24, 26

review of operational files, 25

role and functions, 4

weapons use and issues, 26–7

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)

analytical tradecraft, 16

assumed identities, 32

AUSTRAC information access and use, 34

complaints, 9, 36–9

computer access warrants, 17

foreign liaisons information exchange, 21, 25

human source management, 16

identified person warrants, 17, 18

information exchange, 20, 21

inspections of, 15–23, 34

internal policies and procedures, 16

journalist information warrants, 18

legal representative attendance at ASIO interviews, 23

Ministerial submissions, 20

questioning and detention warrants, 18

recordkeeping, 21

role and functions, 3–4

search warrants, 17, 38, 39

security assessments, 21, 39

Special Intelligence Operations, 19

staff use of information holdings, 22

surveillance device warrants, 17

taxation information access, 20

telecommunications data and interception warrants, 16–17, 19–20, 22

use of force, 19

warrants 'whole of life' project, 22–3

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979, 3–4, 15, 17, 18, 19

Attorney-General's Guidelines, 21

breaches of, 17

foreign liaison, 21

Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)

AUSTRAC information access and use, 34

inquiries relating to, 7, 13–14

inspections of, 27–9, 34

intelligence on Australian persons, 23–4

Ministerial authorisations, 27–8

presumption of nationality, 24

privacy rules compliance, 24

role and functions, 5

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), intelligence agency access to and use of information, 33–4

Australians see Australian persons

Aviation Security Identification Cards, 39

B

Blight, Jake, 46

C

Canadian Privy Council Office, 9, 45

case studies, 39

changes in agency procedures see procedural changes as a result of IGIS recommendations

coercive powers, 13

Commonwealth Disability Strategy, 51

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 reporting requirements, 50

Commonwealth Indigenous Procurement Policy, 49

Commonwealth Ombudsman, 9, 37, 45, 48

Commonwealth Procurement Rules, 49

complaints handling

case studies, 39

complaints handled administratively, 9, 38

non-visa related, 36–7, 38, 39

other contacts with the office, 37, 38

performance discussion, 9, 35–9

recruitment complaints, 39

statistics, 35–6

timeliness, 7

visa security assessment related, 9, 36, 37–8

see also inquiries

consultants, 50

contact details, inside front cover

corporate and operational planning, 46

corporate governance, 46–8

corporate plan, 3, 12

correction to 2014–15 Annual Report, 51

Crimes Act 1914, 32

cross-agency inspections, 32–4 see also inspections

cyber project, 32–3

D

Defence intelligence agencies, 4–5

Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO), 30

AUSTRAC information access and use, 34

inspections of, 30–1, 34

privacy guidelines compliance, 31

role and functions, 4–5

Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) see Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)

Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 37–8

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, 50

detention warrants, 18

disability reporting, 50–1

E

ecologically sustainable development, 50

effecting change in agencies see procedural changes as a result of IGIS recommendations

efficiency dividend exemption, v

emergency authorisations, 26

engagement of IGIS with other agencies, 8–9, 43–5

enterprise agreements, 49

entity resource statement, 74–5

environmental performance, 50

ethical standards, 47

exchange of information, 21, 25

exempt contracts, 50

F

finance law compliance, 50

financial intelligence information, 33–4

financial performance

entity resource statement, 74–5

resources for outcome, 10–11, 74–5

summary, 10–11

financial statements, 53–72

firearms, 26–7

force, use of, 19

foreign intelligence collection review, 33

foreign liaisons, exchange of information with, 21, 25

fraud control, 47–8

Freedom of information Act 1982, 3, 42–3

OIGIS as exempt agency, 50

functions see roles and functions

G

gender balance of staff, 49

geospatial intelligence agency see Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO)

glossary, 84

H

human resources management, 48–9 see also staff

human rights and discrimination matters, 38 see also Australian Human Rights Commission

human source operations

ASIO, 16

ASIS, 25

I

identified person warrants, 17, 18

identities, assumed, 32

inquiries

acceptance of recommendations by agencies, 7, 14 see also procedural changes

employment of persons for a particular inquiry, 48

IGIS function and powers, 12–13

performance discussion, 12–14

results against performance criteria, 7

statistics, 13

timeliness, 7

inquiries by parliamentary committees, submissions by IGIS, 41–2

inspections, 9

AGO activities, 29–30

ASD activities, 27–9

ASIO activities, 15–23

ASIS activities, 24–7

AUSTRAC access and use, 33–4

cross-agency inspections, 32–4

DIO activities, 30–1

ONA activities, 31–2

overview of activities, 14–15

privacy rules compliance, 24, 26, 30, 31, 32

results against performance criteria, 7

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

powers, 12–13

purpose, 3, 6–7

review of year, v

role and functions, 2–3, 6–7

statutory officer, 46

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986, iv, 2, 12–13

section 32AA delegations, 14, 48

section 8(1)(d) or 8(3)(c) inquiries, 14

subsection 32(3) employment, 14, 48

intelligence agencies, 3–5

AUSTRAC information access and use, 33–4

complaints against agencies see complaints handling; inquiries

cross-agency inspections, 32–4 see also inspections

IGIS engagement with, 8, 43–4

limits on functions, 23

Ministerial authorisations, 23–4, 25, 26

recruitment complaints, 39

see also names of agencies

Intelligence Services Act 2001, 23–4

limits on intelligence agencies' functions, 23

privacy rules, 24

internal audit, 47

international engagement, 9, 45

Internet home page, inside front cover

J

joint teams, 33

journalist information warrants, 18

judicial decisions, 48

L

legal representative attendance at ASIO interviews, 23

legislation (enabling Act), 2, 3

legislative changes, v

letter of transmittal, i

liaising with other accountability or integrity agencies

performance discussion, 44–5

Lindt Café siege, 8, 42

M

Maritime Security Identification Cards, 39

market research, 50

ministerial and other authorisations to collect intelligence, 23–4, 25, 26

Ministerial submissions by ASIO, 20

N

National Disability Strategy, 51

National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014, 21

nationality, presumption of, 24

New Zealand Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, 9, 45

non-salary benefits, 49

notifiable incidents (WHS), 48

O

Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority, 37–8

Office of National Assessments (ONA)

AUSTRAC information access and use, 34

inspections of, 31–2, 34

privacy guidelines compliance, 32

role and functions, 4

Ombudsman, 9, 37, 45, 48

operational files (ASIS), review of, 25

operational planning (OIGIS), 46

organisational structure, 46

outcome and program, 2–3

outreach program see presentations and outreach

overview by Inspector-General, v

overview of activities, 2–5

P

parliamentary committees

advice to (performance discussion), 41–2

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security inquiries, 8, 42

performance

analysis of performance against purpose, 9

annual performance statement, 6

entity resource statement, 74–5

financial performance summary, 10–11

performance summary, 6–11

resources for outcomes, 10–11

results against performance criteria, 7–9

results discussion:

Activity 1, Conducting inquiries, 12–14

Activity 2, Undertaking inspections, 14–34

Activity 3, Responding to complaints, 35–9

Activity 4, Public Interest Disclosures, 40–1

Activity 5, Advice to parliamentary committees and others, 41–2

Activity 6, Evidence to the AAT and the Australian Information Commissioner, 42–3

Activity 7, Presentations and outreach, 43–4

Activity 8, Liaising with other accountability or integrity agencies, 44–5

performance pay, 49

personal security see protective security

planning (OIGIS), 46, 47

Portfolio Budget Statements, 2, 7, 8

portfolio relationship, 2

presentations and outreach, v, 8, 9

performance discussion, 43–4

presumption of nationality, 24

Prime Minister, 2

privacy rules compliance, 24, 26, 30, 31, 32

procedural changes resulting from IGIS recommendations

ASD, 8

results against performance criteria, 8–9

procurement, 50

protective security, 47

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, iv, 6, 47, 50

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013, 3, 40

statutory review, 8, 41, 42

Public Interest Disclosure matters, 7, 8

performance discussion, 40–1

purchasing, 49

purpose, 3, 6–7

Q

questioning and detention warrants, 18

R

recordkeeping

ASIO, 21

review of ASIS operational files, 25

recruitment complaints, 39

remuneration

non-salary benefits, 49

performance pay, 49

salary scale, 76

SES, 48

resources for outcome, 10–11, 74–5

risk management, 47–8

roles and functions

intelligence agencies, 3–5

OIGIS, 2–3, 6–7

S

salary ranges, 76

search warrants, 17, 38, 39

section 24(1) determinations, 48, 49

security assessments by ASIO, 21, 39

complaints, 9, 36, 37–8

Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration, 42

senior executive, 46

Senior Executive Service (SES) officers, 48

senior management committees, 46

small business participation in procurement, 49

Special Intelligence Operations, 19

staff

average staffing level, 75

employment arrangements, 49

employment of persons for a particular inquiry, 48

gender balance, 49

non-salary benefits, 49

numbers and profile, 48–9

salary scale, 76

training and development, 49

Stone, Hon Margaret, 2, 46 see also Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

submissions to inquiries and reviews, 41–2

T

Taxation Administration Act 1953, 20

taxation information, 20

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

ASD compliance, 29

ASIO compliance, 16–17

telecommunications data, 19–20

telecommunications interception warrants, 16–17

telecommunications testing activity, 29

Thom, Vivienne, 46

timeliness, 7

training and development (OIGIS), 49

U

use of force, 19

V

visa security assessment processes

complaints, 9, 36, 37–8

W

weapons use and issues

ASIS, 26–7

website address, inside front cover

whistleblower protection scheme see Public Interest Disclosure matters

Willing, Annette, 46

Work Health and Safety Act 2011

ASIO and ASIS reporting exemptions, 33

reporting (OIGIS), 48