The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD, formerly DSD) is accountable to the Department of Defence, the Australian Government and the independent Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.
- ASD is responsible to the Chief of the Defence Force and Secretary of the Department of Defence through the Deputy Secretary for Intelligence and Security
- ASD contributes to the Defence Annual Report as a member of the Defence Intelligence and Security Group
- ASD produces a highly classified annual report for the Minister for Defence, Chief of the Defence Force and Secretary of the Department of Defence
- Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security reviews the administration and expenditure of Australian Intelligence Community agencies and matters referred to it by the Minister or Parliament
- Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security provides independent assurance that Australia’s intelligence and security agencies act legally and with propriety. The Inspector-General’s authority includes complete access to agency records and powers to require evidence. If you suspect wrongdoing, you can make a public interest disclosure to the Inspector-General.