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AUSTRALIA

Contents

Intel Environment

Military Alliance
Interior Intelligence Services Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) / Australian Federal Police Intelligence Division (AFP) / Australian Crime Commission (ACC) / Australian Customs and Border Protection Service Intelligence Group
Exterior Intelligence Services Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) / Office of National Assessments (ONA)
Military Intelligence Services Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) /

Defense Intelligence Group / Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation (DIGO) / Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) / Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) / Intelligence, Security and International Policy Group (IS&IP) / Australian Army Intelligence Corps (AUSTINT) /

SIGINT/COMINT Alliances UKUSA Agreement

Telco/Carrier/ISP Environment

Type Name Operator URL Comment
3G 900/2100 Singtel Optus Limited (YES OPTUS) http://www.optus.net.au/
GSM 900/1800 Singtel Optus Limited (YES OPTUS)   http://www.optus.net.au/
3G 2100 Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra MobileNet) TELSTRA http://www.telstra.com/
GSM 900/1800 Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra MobileNet) TELSTRA http://www.telstra.com/
3G 850 Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra MobileNet) TELSTRA http://www.telstra.com/
3G 2100 Vodafone Pacific Limited (Hutchison 3G Australia Pty) VODAFONE   http://www.vodafone.com.au/
GSM 900/1800 Vodafone Pacific Limited (vodafone) VODAFONE http://www.vodafone.com.au/
3G 2100 Vodafone Pacific Limited (Vodafone) VODAFONE http://www.vodafone.com.au/

Transnational Cables and Connections

Type Name Ownership Connecting Point Connection Points URL/Notes
480 Gbits/s SEA-ME-WE-3 Norden (DE) / Oostende (BE) / Goonhilly (GB) / Penmarch (FR) / Sesimbra (PT) / Tetuan (MA) / Mazara del Vallo (IT) / Chania (GR) / Marmaris (TR) / Yeroskipou (CY) / Alexandria (EG) / Suez (EG) / Jeddah (SA) / Djibouti (DJ) / Muscat (OM) / Fujairah (AE) / Karachi (PK) / Mumbai (IN) / Cochin (IN) / Mount Lavinia (LK) / Pyapon (MM) / Satun (TH) / Penang, (MY) (Where it meets the SAFE and the FLAG cables.) / Medan (IN) / Tuas (SG) / Jakarta (IN) / Perth (AU) / Mersing (MY) / Tungku (BN) / Da Nang (VN) / Batangas (PH) / Taipa (MO) / Deep Water Bay (HK) / Shantou (CN) / Fangshan (TW) / Toucheng (TW) / Shanghai (CN) / Keoje (KR) / Okinawa, (JP) WP

SIGINT/COMINT Stations and Operators

Name Location Operator Capabilities
Bamaga Part of US INSCOM + Partner / Foreign-operated "accommodation site" that provides occasional SIGINT product to the US INSCOM
Cabarlah Part of US INSCOM / Foreign-operated "accommodation site" that provides occasional SIGINT product to the US INSCOM
Defense Signals Directorate Headquarters US Embassy Canberra Part of US INSCOM / NSA liaison is present
Harman Part of US INSCOM / Foreign-operated "accommodation site" that provides occasional SIGINT product to the US INSCOM
Kojarena, Geraldton Part of US INSCOM + Partner
Nurunggar Part of US INSCOM + Partner
Pearce Part of US INSCOM + Partner
Pine Gap, Alice Springs Part of US INSCOM + Partner
Riverina Part of US INSCOM / Foreign-operated "accommodation site" that provides occasional SIGINT product to the US INSCOM
Shoal Bay, Darwin Part of US INSCOM + Partner
Watsonia Part of US INSCOM +Partner

SIGADS

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Code Name
AUC-393 AU YES ? ?
AUC-395 AU YES ? ?

Privacy Related Legislation

LI Legislation

SIGINT/COMINT Legal Grounds

Vendor Appearance

Articles / Events / Situations

2015

Date Source Title Tags
20150527 watson.ch NSA-Liste zeigt: Der deutsche Nachrichtendienst spionierte für die NSA 9 Leitungen der Swisscom aus BND / SWISSCOM / CH / CZ / AU / JP / KR

2014

Date Source Title Tags
20140924 smh.com.au New laws could give ASIO a warrant for the entire internet, jail journalists and whistleblowers AU / ASIO
20140915 rt.com Australian police spend millions on spyware – WikiLeaks FINFISHER / GAMMA / AU
20140915 wikileaks.org FinFisher - Customers FINFISHER / GAMMA / COBHAM / DYPLEX COMMUNICATIONS / ELAMAN / TROVICOR / SK / MN / QA / ZA / BH / PK / EE / VN / AU / BE / NG / NL / SG / BD / HU / IT / BA
20140606 theguardian.com Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires that allow state surveillance: Wires allow agencies to listen to or record live conversations, in what privacy campaigners are calling a 'nightmare scenario' VODAFONE / AL / AU / BE / CZ / CG / EG / FJ / FR / DE / GH / GR / HU / IN / IE / IT / KE / LS / MT / MZ / NL / NZ / PT / QA / RO / ZA / ES / TZ / TR / GB

2013

Date Source Title Tags
20131205 theguardian.com NSA considered spying on Australians 'unilaterally', leaked paper reveals: 2005 draft directive says citizens of '5-Eyes' countries may be targeted without knowledge or consent of partner agencies NSA / AU
20131107 smh.com.au Australian spy agency helped BHP negotiate trade deals AU
20130904 wikileaks.org UTIMACO: Rudolf Windschuh UTIMACO / WINDSCHUH, RUDOLF / DE / NL / FR / ES / AE / AU / CZ / FI / GB
20130829 smh.com.au Spy agency taps undersea cables AU / DSD / ASIO / SEA-ME-WE-3 / GCHQ
20130828 matthewaid.tumblr.com Australian SIGINT Agency Tapping Underseas Fiber Optic Cables With Cooperation of U.S. and Singapore AU / GCHQ / SEA-ME-WE-3
20130802 cryptome.org NSA X-KEYSCORE Server Sites XKEYSCORE / US / MX / HN / CR / PA / VE / CO / EC / BR / GB / FR / DE / AT / IT / ES / PL / BY / RU / RO / GR / CZ / DZ / MA / EG / SD / SO / CM / NA / ZW / SA / TR / IQ / KW / BH / QA / AE / UZ / KG / AF / PK / IN / JP / CN / PH / MM / TH / KH / MY / AU / NZ
20130712 crikey.com.au Telstra’s deal with the devil: FBI access to its undersea cables TELSTRA / AU / US
20130712 guardian.co.uk Telstra signed deal that would have allowed US spying - Australian company agreed to allow US government to store information on communications between US and other countries AU / NSA / TELSTRA
20130712 rt.com Australia’s largest telco stored data for FBI AU / TELSTRA
20130709 itnews.com Snowden leaks which Aussie spy bases contribute to NSA AU / NSA
20130708 theago.com.au Snowden reveals Australia's links to US spy web AU / NSA
20130629 privacysurgeon.org Former NSA contractor warns of “murky” interception arrangements NSA / DE / FI / GB / DK / NL / FR / ES / IT / US / CA / AU / NZ / ECHELON / BND / CESID / OPERATION DELIKATESSE / TR / MIT
20130612 crikey.com.au How to keep the NSA out of your email AU
20130530 crikey.com.au Revealed: Australian spies seek power to break into Tor AU
20130430 citizenlab.org For their Eyes Only: The Commercialization of Digital Spying (Full Report) FINFISHER / GAMMA / AU / AT / BH / BN / BG / CA / CZ / EE / ET / DE / HU / IN / ID / JP / LV / LT / MK / MY / MX / MG / NL / NG / PK / PA / QA / RO / RS / SG / ZA / TR / TM / AE / GB / US / VN
20130430 citizenlab.org For Their Eyes Only: The Commercialization of Digital Spying FINFISHER / GAMMA / AU / AT / BH / BN / BG / CA / CZ / EE / ET / DE / HU / IN / ID / JP / LV / LT / MK / MY / MX / MG / NL / NG / PK / PA / QA / RO / RS / SG / ZA / TR / TM / AE / GB / US / VN
20130313 nytimes.com Researchers Find 25 Countries Using Surveillance Software GAMMA / FINFISHER / MUENCH, MARTIN J / AU / BH / BD / BN / CA / CZ / EE / ET / DE / IN / ID / JP / LV / MY / MX / MN / NL / QA / RS / SG / TM / AE / GB / US / VN
20130313 citizenlab.org You Only Click Twice: FinFisher’s Global Proliferation FINFISHER / GAMMA / AU / BH / BD / BN / CA / CZ / EE / ET / DE / IN / ID / JP / LV / MY / MX / MN / NL / QA / RS / SG / TM / AE / GB / US / VN

2012

Date Source Title Tags
22.08.2012 smh.com.au Authorities gain power to collect Australians' internet records AU
08.08.2012 bloomberg.com FinFisher Spyware Reach Found On Five Continents: Report FINFISHER / AU / CZ / AE / ET / EE / ID / LV / MN / QA / US
08.08.2012 community.rapid7.com Analysis of the FinFisher Lawful Interception Malware FINFISHER / AU / CZ / AE / ET / EE / ID / LV / MN / QA / US
18.02.2012 theage.com.au Police spy on web, phone usage with no warrants AU
18.02.2012 slashdot.org Universities Agree To Email Monitoring For Copyright Agency AU

2011

Date Source Title Tags
02.03.2011 itnews.com.au Senate approves new telecoms interception laws AU

2010

Date Source Title Tags
30.06.2010 Commonwealth of Australia Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 - Report for the year ending 30 June 2010 AU
24.03.2010 news.idg.no Qld govt tips $14M into phone taps: The Queensland government has tipped $14 million into wiretapping capabilities to support new phone interception powers handed to police last year. AU
23.03.2010 Highbeam Research CMC gets phone-tap funding AU

2005

Date Source Title Tags
30.06.2005 Commonwealth of Australia Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 - Report for the year ending 30 June 2005 AU

1999

Date Source Title Tags
17.02.1999 cryptome.org Uncle Sam and his 40,000 snoopers: The following is an interview with a former US operative, now in Australia, of America's National Security Agency AU NSA
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