Australian Secret Intelligence Service, Australia's overseas secret intelligence collection agency
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ASIS has a distinctive culture and esprit de corps and we embrace the Australian Public Service (APS) Values, together with a number of ASIS-specific values. In ASIS, we value diversity, embrace change and encourage new and innovative ideas. We have a strong sense of national pride and loyalty to the Service and to each other.

Our core values are:

  • Excellence in Service

    • We strive for excellence in all that we do.
    • We are responsive and dedicated to achieving results that make a difference to Australia and its people.
    • We believe that the principles of security are fundamental to everything we do.
    • We are proud of our achievements.
  • Innovation

    • We embrace diversity and use it to champion new ideas.
    • We are forward thinkers, optimistic about the future and undaunted by change.
    • Whatever the problem or issue, we will find a solution.
    • We believe in the application of intelligence and reason to improve the way we do our work.
  • Trust and Responsibility

    • We are committed to building strong, long-lasting relationships with our customers, intelligence partners and liaisons.
    • We rely on our colleagues and build trust by listening, following through and keeping our word.
    • We preserve trust with our sources.
    • We abide by Australian law and community standards and are accountable for our actions.
  • Courage, Unity and Loyalty

    • We show moral and personal courage in dangerous and difficult situations.
    • We work as a team and share purpose, risk, responsibility and success.
    • We are loyal and committed to the Service and our mission.
    • We honour and value our colleagues and treat one another as equals.
    • We stand together as one in the service of our country.

    ASIS also has a comprehensive Code of Conduct which reflects the provisions of the Australian Public Service Code of Conduct, while also extending to cover ASIS specific requirements.

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