Former judge appointed new IGIS

The Honourable Margaret Stone will be appointed Australia’s next Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, replacing Dr Vivienne Thom whose term ends this week.

Margaret Stone

Margaret Stone

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced he will nominate Margaret Stone as the next Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security for a period of five years starting from August 24 this year.

In a statement, the prime minister commended Stone’s credentials to be the independent statutory office holder who reviews the activities of Australia’s six intelligence agencies.

“Ms Stone has had a distinguished legal career and was a judge of the Federal Court of Australia from 2000 to 2012. She has been the Independent Reviewer of Adverse Security Assessments since December 2012. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the position.

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