ASIO and National Security

The National Intelligence Coordination Committee (NICC)

The National Intelligence Coordination Committee (NICC) was established in 2009. The establishment of the NICC was a recommendation of the Smith Review of Homeland and Border Security and one of a series of measures aimed at implementing a better integrated and more strategic approach to national security in Australia.

The NICC ensures that Australia's national intelligence efforts—from foreign, defence, security and law enforcement agencies—are closely aligned and in accord with Australia's national security priorities. The NICC is chaired by the National Security Advisor. The following agencies are represented at the NICC: