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
- Department of Defence, comprising the Australian Defence Force and supporting Australian Public Service agencies, works to defend Australia and Australia’s national interests