The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is governed by Australian law and the Australian Government.
- Intelligence Services Act 2001 defines our role and functions.
- National Security Committee of Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, sets our priorities.
- Minister for Defence authorises the conduct of specific activities and makes privacy rules to protect the privacy of Australians.
- Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and Commonwealth Risk Management Policy 2014 require ASD, as a statutory agency, to have formal governance structures/committees that maintain systems of risk oversight and internal control.