The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security provides independent oversight of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Security Bureau, the New Zealand intelligence and security agencies.

The Inspector-General is responsible for: 

  • ensuring that security and intelligence agencies carry out their activities lawfully and properly
  • independently investigating complaints about the intelligence and security agencies
  • providing advice about oversight of the intelligence and security agencies to the New Zealand Government and the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.

In carrying out these roles, the Inspector-General is independent of the New Zealand Government and the intelligence and security agencies. The Inspector-General can investigate any matter concerning an intelligence and security agency and has full access to agency records and premises.

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