Governance and Accountability

ASIS is accountable to the Australian Government through the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Inspector-General of Intelligence (IGIS) and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Security and Intelligence (PJCIS).

Paul Symon

Leadership.

ASIS's Director-General is Paul Symon who has held the position since 2017.
Explore ASIS's Leadership

The National Intelligence Community.

ASIS works closely with other members of the National Intelligence Community (NIC). We have an extensive network of operational partners and intelligence services of other countries.
How The NIC Works

Accountability and Legislation.

Despite the classified nature of our work, ASIS's conduct and functions are subject to strict oversight. ASIS is accountable to the Australian Government through the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS), the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) and the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO).
ASIS's Accountability Framework