The National Intelligence Coordination Committee (NICC)
The Prime Minister announced the creation of the National Intelligence Coordination Committee (NICC) on 4 December 2008 as part of his inaugural National Security Statement to parliament.
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–including foreign, defence, security and law enforcement agencies–are fully and effectively integrated and accord with Australia's national security priorities.
The following agencies are members of the NICC:
- Attorney-General's Department
- Australian Crime Commission
- Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
- Australian Federal Police
- Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
- Australian Secret Intelligence Service
- Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation
- Defence Signals Directorate
- Department of Defence
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Department of Immigration and Citizenship
- Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
- Office of National Assessments