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The Northern Territory news Sat 9 Nov 2013



The Northern Territory news Sat 9 Nov 2013

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, November 9, 2013. NT NEWS. 21 www.shell.com.au/careers/prelude PRELUDE WORLD FIRST. AUSTRALIAN FIRST. YOU FIRST. A REVOLUTIONARY IDEA CAN CHANGE THE WORLD When the power of electricity was fi rst harnessed it changed our world. Thats what a new idea can achieve, and why Shell strives always to be the fi rst in everything we do. Whether its better engineering, superior research or more advanced technology, Shell is motivated always by the infi nite possibilities of a new idea. That is why we are so excited to introduce Prelude, the fi rst deployment of Shells revolutionary Floating Liquefi ed Natural Gas technology. Located off the north coast of Western Australia, Prelude is a facility of unprecedented scale: 488 metres from bow to stern, the length of three MCGs, making it the largest fl oating offshore production structure ever built, capable of extracting and processing at least 3.6 million tonnes of natural gas every year for over twenty years. We are now recruiting Production and Maintenance Technicians to work on this groundbreaking project. Our technicians are highly skilled, excited about working with world class technology and committed to strong health and safety practices. They will be part of high calibre teams made up of the best minds in the industry, working at the forefront of energy innovation to meet the needs of a changing world. If you think that could be you, visit our website to fi nd out how you can makehistory. Indigenous and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are now recruiting Production and Maintenance Technicians shell shell/careers ntnews.com.au l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l SATURDAY EXTRA is all Frompage 20 AUSTRALIAS SPOOKS Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) The overseas spy network run by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. More than 600 spooks using diplomatic cover to work with the CIA and Britains MI6. Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) Domestic spy agency with more than 1500 spooks posted in Australia and overseas to liaise with other agencies such as Britains MI5 and FBI. Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) The nations hi-tech signals intelligence collection and analysis agency, housed underground at Defence Headquarters Russell Offices in Canberra. Office of National Assessments (ONA) The prime ministers own dedicated peak intelligence analysis body. Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) The militarys intelligence analysis organisation. Australian Imagery and Geospatial Organisation (AIGO) Uses satellite technology to pinpoint enemies. hoovering up secrets around Canberra then it would not be performing one of its core duties. Everybody spies on everybody else under the cover of diplomatic relations and the cocktail circuit. Nations such as France are rapacious as they gather security and economic intelligence at every opportunity. Chinas Canberra embassy is a ground station for a massive cyber spying effort that makes anything that Australia or most other countries are doing in cyberspace look like childs play. Australias missions in Jakarta, Beijing, Port Moresby, Kuala Lumpur, Dili, Tokyo, Bangkok, Hanoi, New Delhi, Islamabad, Cairo and elsewhere are major centres for the activities of ASIS, the Governments overseas spying agency. It employs more than 600 agents at its headquarters on level five of the RG Casey Building in Canberra and around the globe at diplomatic posts under the cover of the Second Secretary Cul tural or some other mundane official position. Since before the East Timor crisis in 1999 Jakarta has been the biggest ASIS station in the world. Meanwhile the Australian Signals Directorate runs listening posts in locations as diverse as the Australian embassies in Jakarta, Beijing, Tokyo and Hanoi and the remote Cocos and Keeling Islands deep in the Indian Ocean. These posts sweep up electronic signals from phones, radios, computers, ships at sea and aircraft. To keep everyone honest, the navys Collins Class submarines are capable of conducting mobile eavesdropping operations using powerful equipment that enables them to park off a foreign coastline or follow a ship and deploy listening devices to collect signals that can be delivered directly to the directorates underground bunker in Canberra for analysis. For former spooks such as ex-ASIS operative Warren Reed the public outrage expressed by some Australians and foreign officials, such as Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, is as confected as it is ridiculous. Natalegawa was educated in Australia and understands better than most the need for governments to spy. His anger at the Snowden revelations is designed to appease his local constituents rather than threaten Australia. Reed regards Snowdens actions as an act of bastardry by a misguided figure who sees himself as the Mother Teresa of the espionage world. What people dont understand is that the US has the most powerful eavesdropping capability on earth and that a lot of the material gleaned by the NSA and others is shared with her allies and target countries, including Indonesia, he says. A significant portion of the 60 million messages picked up in Spain would be shared with the Spanish government. For allies without the technological might of Uncle Sam this access is vital for their national security and economic wellbeing. China is rapidly catching up with the US on this front and it is unlikely that its intel ligence product is shared with anyone. For men such as Reed the rapidly expanding world of human, signals and cyber spying places enormous pressure on the moral fibre of those engaged in this important national endeavour. While there are legal and administrative checks and balances built into the system it is ultimately the moral compass of the men and women spying for their country that provides the ultimate protection for their fellow citizens.