In the event of current applications, the links below allow access to the agreement or amendment. These published documents are usually published within 3 business days of publication. If your application has already been filed, you can verify the status of your contract by sending an email to the Commission`s team for the firstname.lastname@example.org agreements. The unit was established in 1947 on the orders of the Executive as the Defence Signals Bureau within the Ministry of Defence and was amended several times until its current name, ASD 2013, was adopted. ASD was transformed into a legal body by the Intelligence Services Act 2001. ASD is headquartered in Canberra, headquarters of the Ministry of Defence at Russell Offices.  Since February 2020, Rachel Noble has been Executive Director of the ASD and replaces Mike Burgess, who was appointed Director General of Security in September 2019. Australia joined the UKUSA Agreement in 1948 a multilateral signalling intelligence cooperation agreement between Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Alliance is also known as the Five Eyes.  Other countries known as “third parties”, such as West Germany, the Philippines and several Nordic countries, have also joined the UKUSA community   As the agreement is a secret treaty, its existence was not communicated to the Australian Prime Minister until 1973, when Gough Whitlam insisted on seeing it.  The existence of the UKUSA agreement was discovered by the Australian government during Murphy`s 1973 attacks on the headquarters of the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO).
After learning of the agreement, Whitlam discovered that Pine Gap, a secret surveillance station near Alice Springs, Australia, had been operated by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).     Pine Gap is now jointly managed by Australia and the United States. The list of applications includes the applicant`s number, the name of the agreement, the title of the agreement, economic activity, the date the application was filed, the approval or difference of the application, and the status of the application. Please include your name, number and name of agreement.