Accountability

As Australia’s security service, ASIO relies on the continued trust of the Australian people to do our work. Our commitment to strong, independent oversight is unwavering, as is our desire to be transparent about ASIO’s activities where we can.

Wherever possible, ASIO uses the least intrusive method available to collect security intelligence. We don't just do what is legal, we do what is right.

ASIO is subject to a stringent oversight and accountability framework, including by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, who has powers akin to a Royal Commission.

Key elements include:

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