Language Specialists

Foreign Language Analysts and Communications Analysts form a multi-skilled, culturally and linguistically diverse team that play an integral role in ASIO investigations.

Communications Analysts analyse English communications and provide insight into demographic matters such as language, religion, culture, historical context, contemporary political developments and other relevant environmental considerations.

Foreign Language Analysts also contribute their advanced language proficiency (including translation and interpreting skills) and their valuable cultural knowledge to inform operational activities and support foreign liaison.

Both roles require critical thinking, sound judgement and technical skills to review a broad spectrum of communications data obtained through lawful interception under ASIO's special powers provisions and other relevant legislation.