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Ethical behaviour and integrity are core values of the Organisation, and are essential to sustain the confidence and trust of the parliament and the Australian people. We earn this confidence through strict compliance with the law, stringent application of policies and procedures, and active cooperation with external oversight bodies.

Centralised internal audit and compliance functions are key components of ASIO’s approach to corporate governance.

These provide assurance to the Director-General that our risk, control and compliance measures ensure our resources are used efficiently, effectively and ethically. This includes taking all reasonable steps to prevent, deter and address fraud. These efforts also serve to ensure ASIO is positioned to meet current and future security challenges.