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On 4 March 2004, the Prime Minister appointed Mr Philip Flood to inquire into the Australian intelligence agencies, consistent with a recommendation of the earlier report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee into ASIO, ASIS and DSD (PJCAAD) inquiry into intelligence on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. The report of this inquiry – Report of the Inquiry into Australian Intelligence Agencies – considers the effectiveness of the intelligence community's current oversight and accountability mechanisms and the delivery of high quality and independent intelligence advice to the government, and includes case studies on Iraq, Jemaah Islamiyah and the Solomon Islands.
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Full Report - HTML | PDF-1.46MB
1. Introduction HTML | PDF-102KB
2. Australia's Intelligence Needs HTML | PDF-263KB
3. Recent Intelligence Lessons HTML | PDF-221KB
4. Oversight of the Australian Intelligence Community HTML | PDF-150KB
5. Suitability of the Current Division of Functions HTML | PDF-136KB
6. Contestability of Assessments HTML | PDF-127KB
7. Resourcing and Effectiveness of the Agencies HTML | PDF-368KB
8. Findings and Recommendations HTML | PDF-170KB
Annexes - HTML | PDF-211KB
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