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A

abbreviations, v

accountable authority statement, 10

Activity performance statements see performance

address and contact details, inside front cover

Administrative Appeals Tribunal, evidence to, 55

administrative tribunal decisions (external scrutiny), 66

advertising and market research, 99

agency capability reviews, 66

AGO see Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO)

analytic independence (DIO), 13, 40

analytic tradecraft, 13, 17

ANAO see Australian National Audit Office

annual performance statement see performance

annual report availability, inside front cover

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act 2006, 42–3

Archives Act 1983, 7, 55

ASD see Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)

ASIO see Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)

ASIS see Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)

Assistant Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, 4, 64

assumed identities, 42

Attorney-General, 3, 7, 21, 54

ASIO reporting obligations, 19–20, 22, 24–5

Guidelines under ASIO Act, 7, 22–3, 43

submissions to, 24

Audit Committee, 64, 65

Auditor-General see Australian National Audit Office

audits, internal, 65

AusTender, 69

AUSTRAC see Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, 3, 60

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, 3, 23, 58, 59

Australian Federal Police, 3, 23, 58, 59

Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO)

AUSTRAC information access and use, 42

complaints, 47

compliance oversight, 2, 38

inspections of, 16, 38–9

ministerial authorisations, 27, 38

presumption of nationality, 28

privacy rules compliance, 27–8, 39

role and functions, 8, 15

Australian Government Security Vetting Agency, 3, 110

Australian Human Rights Commission, 3, 49, 59

Australian Hydrographic Office, 39

Australian Information Commissioner, 3, 7, 10, 55, 66

Australian Intelligence Community see intelligence agencies

Australian National Audit Office, 4, 66, 69, 72

Australian persons

definition, 2, 27

identifying subjects as, 22–3

intelligence collection on, 22–3, 27–8, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38

presumption of nationality, 28, 31, 35

see also privacy rules

Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)

assumed identities, 42

AUSTRAC information access and use, 42–3

complaints, 47

compliance incident reports, 30–1

inspections of, 16, 28–32

ministerial authorisations, 27, 30, 31

presumptions of nationality, 28, 31

privacy rules compliance, 27–8, 29, 30–1

regulation of activities, 2, 7, 28

review of operational files, 29

role and functions, 7, 15

weapons use and issues, 30, 32

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)

analytic tradecraft, 17

assumed identities, 42

Attorney-General's Guidelines, 7, 22-3, 43

AUSTRAC information access and use, 43

complaints handling, 26, 46–8

foreign liaisons information exchange, 24, 43

human source management, 18

information exchange with Australian Government agencies, 23–4

inquiries relating to, 12, 14

inspections of, 2, 16–26

investigative activities, 17, 22

Minister, 7

ministerial submissions, 24

multi-agency foreign intelligence collection operation, 14

online investigative activities, 26

personal information, provision and retention, 22–3, 43

procedural fairness, 25, 52

protection of complainant information, 26

questioning and detention warrants, 21

role and functions, 7, 15, 16

security assessments, 17, 24–6, 46, 48

special intelligence operations, 7, 21–2

surveillance devices, 26

taxation information access, 23–4

use of force, 21

warrants, 7, 18–21, 48

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979, 7, 15

Attorney-General's Guidelines, 7, 22-3, 43

breaches of, 19-20, 24–5

security assessment requirements, 24–5

Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)

AUSTRAC information access and use, 42

complaints, 47

compliance incident reports, 33, 36-7

compliance oversight, 2, 33

inquiries relating to, 12, 13–14, 36

inspections of, 16, 33–7

ministerial authorisations, 27, 33, 34

ministerial submissions, 34, 35

presumptions of nationality, 28, 35

privacy rules compliance, 27–8, 33, 35, 37

role and functions, 8, 15

statutory agency status, 8, 54

warrants management, 36

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), 3, 42–3, 58, 59

Australians see Australian persons

Aviation Security Identification Card, 26

B

Blight, Jake, 4, 64, 65, 66

C

citizenship-related complaints, 45, 46

coercive powers, 11

Commonwealth Disability Strategy, 69

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 reporting requirements, 99

Commonwealth Indigenous Procurement Policy, 69

Commonwealth Procurement Rules, 69

Commonwealth Risk Management Policy, 65

community engagement, 2, 56–7

complaints handling, 44–9

ASIO breach of protocols, 26

'contacts' versus 'complaints', 44, 49

employment-related, 48

IGIS function and powers, 2, 4

non-visa related, 47–8

timeliness, 45, 46

visa-related, 2, 45, 46

see also inquiries

compliance incident reports, 30–1, 36-7

conferences, 2–3, 57, 61

consultants, 69

contact details, inside front cover

contracts, 69

corporate and operational planning, 6, 64–6

corporate governance, 64–6

Crimes Act 1914, 42

cross agency inspections, 41–3 see also inspections

cybercrime, 54

D

Defence intelligence agencies, 8

Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO)

analytic independence and integrity, 13, 40

AUSTRAC information access and use, 42

complaints, 47

inquiries relating to, 12, 13

inspections of, 16, 40

mandate, 15, 40

privacy guidelines compliance, 40

role and functions, 8, 15

Department of Defence, 23 see also Minister for Defence

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 23

Department of Home Affairs, 3, 23, 46, 58, 59, 60

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, 100

Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, 3, 4, 57, 60, 61, 64

detention warrants see questioning and detention warrants

disability reporting, 69–70

E

ecologically sustainable development, 100

emergency authorisations, 31, 34, 36, 38

employment frameworks, 66, 68

enterprise agreements, 68

entity resource statement and resources for outcome, 73–4

environmental performance, 100

ethical standards, 65–6

exchange of information

between Australian agencies, 23–4, 27

with foreign liaisons, 24, 27, 43

exempt contracts, 69

expert evidence, 7

external scrutiny, 66

F

financial intelligence see sensitive financial information

financial performance summary, 72–5

financial statements, 66, 76–96

firearms see weapons use and issues

Five-Eyes Intelligence Oversight and Review Council, 2–3, 57, 61

force, use of, 21

foreign liaisons

IGIS, 61

intelligence agencies, 24, 27, 43

fraud control, i, 65–6

Freedom of information Act 1982, 7

exempt documents, 55

IGIS as exempt agency, 70

functions see roles and functions

G

general public, IGIS engagement with, 56–7

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

government agencies, liaison with, 59–61

Guidelines to Protect the Privacy of Australian Persons, 40

H

Harradine Order (Senate Continuing Order for Indexed File Lists), 70

Home Affairs and Integrity Agencies Legislation Amendment Act 2018, 54

human resources management, 67–8 see also staff

human rights and discrimination matters, 49, 59

human source operations, 18, 29

I

imagery intelligence see Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO)

Independent Intelligence Review 2017, 3, 58, 59

Indigenous businesses, 69

Information Publication Scheme, 70

information security authority see Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)

inquiries

acceptance of recommendations by agencies, 11

employment of persons for a particular inquiry, 66

IGIS function and powers, 4, 11

performance discussion, 11–14

statistics, 2, 12, 13

timeliness, 13

inquiries by parliamentary committees see parliamentary committees

inspections, 2, 4, 15

AGO activities, 16, 38–9

ASD activities, 16, 33–7

ASIO activities, 2, 16–26

ASIS activities, 16, 28–32

AUSTRAC access and use, 42–3

cross-agency inspections, 41–3

DIO activities, 16, 40

IGIS function and powers, 4

ONA activities, 16, 40–1

performance summary, 15–16

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

jurisdiction, 2–4, 58, 59

powers, 4, 11

presentations, 2, 4, 5, 56–7

purpose, 6

review of year, 2–3

role, 3–5

statutory officer, 3, 64

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986, i, iv, 4, 11

objects of the Act, 6

section 35 requirements, 10

subsection 32(3) employment, 66

intelligence agencies

AUSTRAC information access and use, 42–3

complaints, 2, 44–9

compliance oversight, 2

cross-agency inspections, 41–3 see also inspections

IGIS engagement with, 56–8

IGIS jurisdiction, 2–4, 58, 59

limits on functions, 27

ministerial authorisations, 27

privacy considerations see privacy rules

public interest disclosure scheme, 2, 26, 50–2, 60

recruitment complaints, 48

see also names of agencies

Intelligence Services Act 2001, 2, 7, 15

limits on intelligence agencies' functions, 27

privacy considerations see privacy rules

Intelligence Services Amendment (Establishment of the Australian Signals Directorate) Act 2018, 8, 54

international engagement, 2–3, 57, 61

International Intelligence Oversight Forum, Belgium, 61

Internet home page, inside front cover

J

judicial decisions, 66

jurisdiction, 2–4, 58, 59

L

legislative framework, iv, 6–7

letter of transmittal, i

liaising with other accountability or integrity agencies, 59–61

M

Maritime Security Identification Card, 26

market research, 99

McFarlane, Stephen, 4, 64, 66

media liaison, inside front cover

memoranda of understanding

ASIO/ATO, 23

ASIO/AUSTRAC, 43

ASIS/Defence, 32

IGIS/AUSTRAC, 42

IGIS/Ombudsman, 60

Minister for Defence, 8, 15, 33, 34, 35, 38–40

Rules to Protect the Privacy of Australians see privacy rules

Minister for Foreign Affairs, 7, 30, 32

Minister for Home Affairs, 7, 24, 25

ministerial and other authorisations to collect intelligence, 27, 30, 31, 38

ministerial submissions

ASD, 34, 35

ASIO, 24

ASIS, 30

N

National Disability Strategy, 70

National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017, 54

nationality, presumption of, 28, 31, 35

non-salary benefits, 68

O

Office of National Assessments Act 1977, 7, 15, 40, 41

Office of National Assessments (ONA)

AUSTRAC information access and use, 42

complaints, 47

inspections of, 16, 40–1

Open Source Centre, 41

privacy guidelines compliance, 40–1

role and functions, 7, 15, 40

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, 3, 66

Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman, 3, 52, 60, 66

Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security see Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

ONA see Office of National Assessments (ONA)

online investigative activities, 26

Open Source Centre, 41

open source information, 40, 41

operational files (ASIS), review of, 29

operational planning (IGIS), 64–6

organisational profile, 67

organisational structure, 4, 64

outcome and program, 6 see also performance

outreach program see presentations and outreach

P

parliamentary and media liaison, inside front cover

parliamentary committees

IGIS submissions and appearances, 2, 4, 5, 53–4

scrutiny of IGIS, 66

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, 2, 4, 53–4

performance

accountable authority statement, 10

financial performance summary, 72–5

performance summaries, 11, 15–16, 44–5, 50–1, 53, 55, 56, 59

quantitative performance measures, 12, 15, 45, 50, 55

results at a glance, 10

results discussion:

Activity 1, Inquiries, 11–14

Activity 2, Inspections, 15–43

Activity 3, Responding to complaints, 44–9

Activity 4, Public Interest Disclosures, 50–2

Activity 5, Advice to parliamentary committees and others, 53–4

Activity 6, Evidence to the AAT and the Australian Information Commissioner, 55

Activity 7, Engagement with the intelligence agencies and the public, 56–8

Activity 8, Liaising with other accountability or integrity agencies, 59–61

performance pay, 68

personal information

ASIO collection and retention, 22–3, 43

exchange between agencies, 23–4, 27

privacy, 27–8

see also Australian persons; privacy rules

personal security, 64–5

plans and planning, 6, 64–6

police services see Australian Federal Police; state and territory police services

Portfolio Budget Statements, 6, 15 see also performance

portfolio relationship, 3

premises, 3

presentations and outreach, 2, 4, 5, 56–8

presumption of nationality, 28, 31, 35

Prime Minister, 7, 54

privacy rules, 2, 7, 8, 27–8, 35, 39

compliance, 2, 27–8, 29, 30–2, 33, 35, 37, 39, 40–1

procedural fairness, 25, 52

procurement, 69

protective security, 64–5

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, i, iv, 10, 65, 99

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013, 6, 50

public interest disclosure matters, 2, 26, 50–2, 60

Public Service Act 1999, section 24(1) determinations, 66

purchasing, 69

purpose, 6–7

Q

questioning and detention warrants, 21

R

record keeping, 13, 21, 29

recruitment (IGIS), 3

remuneration, 66, 68, 98

resources for outcome, 3, 72–4

return of seized property, 48

risk management, 65–6

roles and functions

IGIS, 3–5

intelligence agencies, 7–8

Rules to Protect the Privacy of Australians see privacy rules

S

salary scales, 98

section 24(1) determinations, 66

security (IGIS), 64–5

security assessments by ASIO, 24–6

complaints, 45, 46, 48

security clearances (IGIS staff), 3, 68

seized property, 48

Senate Continuing Order for Indexed File Lists (Harradine Order), 70

Senate Estimates committees, 2, 53

Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee, 54

Senior Executive Service (SES) officers, 66

senior management committees, 64

sensitive financial information, 23–4, 30, 42

signals intelligence see Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)

small business participation in procurement, 69

social media, 26

special intelligence operations, 7, 21–2

staff

employment arrangements, 66, 68

gender balance, 67

non-salary benefits, 68

numbers and profile, 3, 4, 67

salary scale, 98

training and development, 68

state and territory police services, 23

Stone, Hon Margaret, 3, 64 see also Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

studies assistance scheme, 68

submissions by IGIS to inquiries and reviews, 2, 4, 5, 53–4

submissions to Ministers see ministerial submissions

surveillance devices, 26

T

Taxation Administration Act 1953 (TAA), 23–4

taxation information, 23–4

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (TIA Act)

ASD compliance, 14, 35, 36–7

ASIO compliance, 18–21

breaches of, 14, 18–20, 35, 36–7

potential breaches of, 37

telecommunications interception, 18–19, 35

data retention, 23

timeliness

complaints handling, 45, 46

inquiries, 12

training and development (IGIS staff), 68

U

use of force, 21

V

values (approach to role), 5

visa process complaints, 2, 25, 45, 46

visa security assessment processes, 24–5

W

warrants (ASIO), 7, 18–21

weapons use and issues (ASIS), 30, 32

website address, inside front cover

whistleblower protection scheme see public interest disclosure matters

work health and safety (IGIS staff), 99

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