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AUSTRALIAN SECURITY INTELLIGENCE ORGANISATION ACT 1979 - SECT 17

Functions of Organisation

             (1)  The functions of the Organisation are:

                     (a)  to obtain, correlate and evaluate intelligence relevant to security;

                     (b)  for purposes relevant to security, to communicate any such intelligence to such persons, and in such manner, as are appropriate to those purposes;

                     (c)  to advise Ministers and authorities of the Commonwealth in respect of matters relating to security, in so far as those matters are relevant to their functions and responsibilities.

                    (ca)  to furnish security assessments to a State or an authority of a State in accordance with paragraph 40(1)(b);

                     (d)  to advise Ministers, authorities of the Commonwealth and such other persons as the Minister, by notice in writing given to the Director-General, determines on matters relating to protective security; and

                     (e)  to obtain within Australia foreign intelligence pursuant to section 27A or 27B of this Act or section 11A, 11B or 11C of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 , and to communicate any such intelligence in accordance with this Act or the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 ; and

                      (f)  to co-operate with and assist bodies referred to in section 19A in accordance with that section.

             (2)  It is not a function of the Organisation to carry out or enforce measures for security within an authority of the Commonwealth.



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