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About this report

This is the annual report of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security for the period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

This report has been prepared in accordance with legislative requirements. They include the annual reporting requirements set out in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), the associated Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule), s 35 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 (IGIS Act) and other legislation.


Section One contains the Inspector-General’s review of the reporting period and outlook for 2020–21. This section also outlines the role and functions of the Inspector-General and the Office, its published outcomes and program structure as well as a brief description of each of the six intelligence agencies the Inspector-General oversees.

Section Two contains the Annual Performance Statement, detailing the Office’s performance during the reporting period in the context of the indicators identified in the IGIS Corporate Plan 2019–20.

Section Three reports on the Office’s governance and accountability including corporate governance, management of human resources, procurement and other relevant information.

Section Four contains a summary of the Office’s financial management and audited financial statements.

Section Five contains the annexures to this report. The annexures contain a range of additional information about the Office, including staff salary ranges and an index.