Intelligence and Security Act 2017

  • This version was replaced on 16 October 2017 to make corrections to Schedule 4 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Subpart 1—Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

Appointment, functions, duties, and powers of Inspector-General

157 Appointment of Inspector-General


There continues to be an office called the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.


The Inspector-General is appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the House of Representatives.


Before a recommendation may be made under subsection (2), the Prime Minister must—


consult the Intelligence and Security Committee about the proposed appointment; and


advise the House of Representatives on the outcome of that consultation.


The Inspector-General must hold a government-sponsored security clearance of a level determined by the Prime Minister.

Compare: 1996 No 47 s 5(1)(a), (2)