The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) provides independent external oversight and review of the intelligence and security agencies.

The Inspector-General is responsible for reviewing issues of legality and propriety as set out in the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996.  In particular, the Inspector-General:

  • assists the Minister responsible for the intelligence and security agencies to ensure the activities of each agency comply with the law; and
  • ensures that complaints relating to intelligence and security agencies are independently investigated

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Review of NZSIS holding and use of, and access to, information collected for security vetting purposes (Part one)

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Legislation

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act

Hon Sir Michael Cullen/Dame Patsy Reddy Report

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