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Following the passage of the Office of National Intelligence Act on 29 November 2018, ONI formally came into being on 20 December 2018. Representing a key component — and milestone — in the formation of Australia’s new National Intelligence Community (NIC). ONI is responsible for enterprise level management of the NIC and ensures a single point of accountability to the Prime Minister and National Security Committee of Cabinet. ONI undertakes the production of all-source intelligence assessments for government and maintains the Open Source Centre

ONI’s role is to ensure Australia has an agile, integrated intelligence enterprise that will meet the challenges of Australia’s evolving security environment.

ONI draws together the talent and ingenuity of the people of the NIC and ensures that the community is equipped with the best technologies and business practices to fulfill its mission to government.