Overview of Australia’s Intelligence Agencies ONA 2006

Australia's Intelligence AgenciesAustralia’s intelligence agencies play a crucial role in informing the government about developments overseas and in Australia that affect Australia’s national security and international interests. They are the front line in the fight against terrorism.
In order to be effective, our intelligence agencies need to protect what they know, how they operate and their sources of intelligence. By the very nature of their work, much of what they do must remain hidden from public view. However, the intelligence community must be responsible to the Australian Government, and through it the Australian people, for its activities.Download the full report
This booklet outlines what our intelligence agencies do, their place in government and the mechanisms that hold them accountable to the Australian Government and people.

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