Why Australia needs a Minister for Intelligence

“An assistant or junior Minister for Intelligence should be appointed, with responsibilities to work across national security portfolios to support senior Cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister on matters relating to national security strategy, managing investment in intelligence capability and reforms to enabling legislation.”

This is one of the multiple reforms put forward in the latest Policy Options Paper from the College – authored by Senior Adviser for Public Policy William Stoltz – to bolster the capacity of our leaders to hold national security institutions accountable as Australia moves into an era of heightened strategic complexity and risk.

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Why Australia needs a Minister for Intelligence

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