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Performance summary

Undertaking comprehensive inspection and visit programs to monitor and review intelligence agencies' operational activity

Performance criteria & indicators: Range of inspection work undertaken

Targets: inspection of at least 75% of each agency's activity categories

Source: Parliamentary Budget Statements 2016-17, Corporate Plan 2016-20

The OIGIS Parliamentary Budget Statements (PBS) provide for performance to be measured by both quantitative and qualitative information. One performance indicator listed in both the 2016–17 PBS and Corporate Plan 2016–20 is "range of inspection work undertaken", with the associated quantitative target of inspecting at least 75% of an agency's activity categories. The categories are determined by the IGIS and are based on the underlying functions of the agency laid down in the relevant legislation, namely, the Intelligence Services Act 2001 for AGO, ASD and ASIS; the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 for ASIO; and the Office of National Assessments Act 1977 for ONA. The role of DIO is set out in a mandate agreed by the Minister for Defence, rather than in legislation. Because of this, and its role as an assessment agency without the intrusive powers of the collection agencies, activity categories for DIO have been established with reference to its mandate, organisational structure and product types.

A summary of this office's performance against this performance indicator is outlined in the following table.

Figure 2.4: Performance indicators - inspections

Agency

Number of activity categories

Activity categories inspected

Target met? Comments

ISA agencies and ASIO

AGO

6

6

Yes

ASD

6

5

Yes

There was no inspection of ASD's function to provide assistance to Commonwealth and State authorities in relation to certain specialised technologies and in their search and rescue functions.

ASIS

8

8

Yes

ASIO

7

6

Yes

There was no inspection of ASIO's function to advise Ministers and other Commonwealth authorities on matters relating to protective security.

Assessment agencies

DIO

4

4

Yes

ONA

2

1

No

Inspections were focused on ONA's compliance with Privacy Guidelines. There were no inspections of ONA's access to and use of AUSTRAC information.

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