Are ASIS agents armed?

Are ASIS agents armed?

Do ASIS officers carry weapons? Yes, but only in certain circumstances and only for self-defence purposes. ASIS’s legislation provides for the protection of our people. Schedule 2 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 sets out the conditions by which ASIS officers are permitted to carry weapons.

What is Australia’s equivalent to the CIA?

The Australian Secret Intelligence Service
The Australian Secret Intelligence Service /ˈeɪsɪs/ (ASIS) is the foreign intelligence agency of Australia, tasked with the covert collection of information overseas through personal contacts and other means of human intelligence.

What does CSIS have access to?

In carrying out its mandate, CSIS gathers information from many sources, including security intelligence agencies in other countries, federal and provincial governments, the RCMP and local police, secret informants and publicly available sources. CSIS also gathers information secretly, through surveillance techniques.

How much do ASIO officers earn?

What will the salary be? The salary range during the 12 month training program (IODP) is $82,281 to $88,333, plus superannuation. Upon successful completion of the IODP you will be promoted to ASIO Employee Level 6 (AE6) with a salary range of $90,945 to $102,480, plus superannuation.

What are the 6 spy agencies in Australia?

The Australian Government 2008 National Security Strategy defined the Australian Intelligence Community (AIC) as the six core intelligence agencies (Office of National Assessments (ONA), Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Defence Intelligence …

Can CSIS spy on Canadian citizens?

There is no restriction in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act on where CSIS may collect “security intelligence” or information relating to threats to the security of Canada. The agency may collect information on threats to Canada or Canadians from anywhere in the world.

How do you become an ASIO spy?

To be eligible for a role in ASIO you must consider the following before submitting an application:

  1. Australian citizenship. You must be an Australian Citizen.
  2. Approval to hold and maintain a Top Secret (positive vet) clearance.
  3. Relocation to Canberra.
  4. Specific requirements.
  5. Discretion.