Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australian Secret Intelligence Service's (ASIS) primary goal is to obtain and distribute secret intelligence about the capabilities, intentions and activities of individuals or organisations outside Australia, which may impact on Australia's interests and the well-being of its citizens. ASIS's functions are to: - collect foreign intelligence, not available by other means, which may impact on Australia's interests; - distribute that intelligence to the Government, including key policy departments and agencies; - undertake counter-intelligence activities which protect Australia's interests and initiatives; and - engage other intelligence and security services overseas in Australia's national interests.
Appropriations 320835000
Departmental expenses 355306000
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Australia

Key People

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification

    GGS

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Intelligence Services Act 2001

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes - but not tabled

  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality

    Small

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Public Order and Safety

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

    13 May 1952

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