oversightphoto105Anthony Bergin
(Senior analyst at ASPI and a senior research fellow at the ANU’s National Security College)

Kate Grayson
(Teacher and an independent researcher who previously served as an adviser to the late Senator Russell Trood)

Copyright: https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/intelligence-oversight-or-out-of-sight-recommendations-for-legislative-review/ - Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Australia), 18 January 2019 – Posted at RIEAS web site on 20 January 2019.

Australia’s national intelligence community (NIC) has grown and evolved significantly in recent years. But its key oversight and accountability mechanisms have remained comparatively unchanged and legislatively constrained.

By their very nature, intelligence agencies need to be secretive, and the standards of accountability and oversight they’re subject to necessarily differ from those applicable to other parts of government. Read more