Transforming the Australian Intelligence Community: Mapping Change, Impact and Governance Challenges

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9/11 produced significant changes to the US intelligence community, while for the most part the attacks only resulted in incremental ‘tinkering’ or evolutionary change of the Australian intelligence community (AIC). Fast forward to 2017 however, a combination of variables, including most importantly a recent independent intelligence review of the AIC is ushering in potentially transformative change to the Community. This paper examines how the 2017 Independent Intelligence Review has created the momentum for significant change in the AIC and what governance challenges are likely to result from reform initiatives flowing from the Review. The paper also investigates whether the current AIC reform agenda is truly transformative and if it is also likely to result in a more effective, coordinated and integrated intelligence community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPaper Presented at the ISA, 60th Annual Convention, Toronto (27th March 2019)
PublisherInternational Studies Association
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2019
EventInternational Studies Association Annual Convention - Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 27 Mar 201930 Mar 2019
Conference number: 60th


ConferenceInternational Studies Association Annual Convention
Abbreviated titleIntelligence Studies Section
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