Report of the 2017 Independent Intelligence Review

National SecurityIndependent Intelligence Review
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Publication author(s):
Mr Michael L’Estrange AO and Mr Stephen Merchant PSM
Publication abstract:

The 2017 Independent Intelligence Review found that Australia’s intelligence agencies are highly capable and held in high regard by their international partner agencies. The Review also found that as a result of transforming geopolitical, economic, societal and technological changes, the intelligence community will be faced with challenges that will intensify over the coming decade.

To ensure the intelligence community is best-placed to meet these challenges, the Review makes a series of recommendations to provide a pathway to an even higher level of collective performance. These recommendations broadly cover four priority areas: the co-ordinating structures of the intelligence community, new funding mechanisms to address capability issues, the streamlining of legislative arrangements, and measures to further strengthen the state of trust between the intelligence agencies and the Australian community of which they are part.

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