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Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) was established on 2 December 2005 following recommendations made by the 2004 Philip Flood Report of the Inquiry into Australian Intelligence Agencies. The PJCIS performs an oversight function to ASIO, the Australian Security Intelligence Service (ASIS), the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), the Australian Geospatial–Imagery Organisation (AGO), the Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) and the Office of National Assessments (ONA). The Committee is appointed under section 28 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 (IS Act). Section 29 of the IS Act states that the functions of the Committee are: