MIL-OSI Australia: ANAO audit report into Biometric Identification Services project

Source: Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) requested the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) conduct a review into the agency’s Biometric Identification Services (BIS) project in February 2018.

The ACIC acknowledges the report, which was made public today, is very thorough and comprehensive. The ACIC notes the findings of the report and commits to implementing changes in response.

The ACIC has bolstered its program management office to ensure a consistent, high-level approach to the delivery of projects. This includes governance and risk management, contract management and records management.

The ACIC will continue to focus on connecting police and law enforcement to essential criminal intelligence, policing knowledge and information through collaborative national information systems and services.

The ACIC thanks the ANAO for its professionalism and the thorough approach taken in its review.

Michael Phelan APM
Chief Executive Officer

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

 

 

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MIL-OSI Australia: Suspicious email warning

Source: Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission is aware of a suspicious email circulated on January 18, falsely claiming to be from Commission staff.

The email is sent from the address legalright @ humanrights.gov.au, which is not an email address used by the Commission.

Recipients are advised not to open any attachments and to delete the email.

The Commission has reported the email to relevant law enforcement.

Information on how to identify scam emails, and what to do, is available at https://cyber.gov.au/business/threats/email-scams/

If you need to contact the Commission please find our legitimate contacts at https://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/contact-us

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MIL-OSI Australia: Canadian man faces court for indecent acts on international flight

Source: Australian Federal Police

A 28-year-old Canadian national will face court today for allegedly performing indecent acts on a flight from Hong Kong to Adelaide last night (Thursday, 17 January).

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) will allege that the man, who was travelling to Australia on a student visa, indecently assaulted two female cabin crew members.  He was restrained by crew and passengers and handcuffed for the remainder of the flight.

AFP and Australian Border Force (ABF) officers boarded the plane on its arrival into Adelaide to escort the man off the flight where he was later arrested and charged following interviews with witnesses.

AFP State Manager South Australia Commander Peter Sykora said any form of serious criminal behaviour on board an airline would be subject to the full force of the law.

“No one should be subjected to abusive acts in the course of carrying out their job as we will allege happened to these female cabin crew members,” Commander Sykora said.

“This should serve as a reminder to the community that authorities will not tolerate abhorrent behaviour, whether it’s in the air or on the ground.  The penalties can be severe.”

The man was transported to the Adelaide City Watch House and charged with two counts of Act of Indecency in the Third Degree (s.59 Crimes Act 1900 ACT) and one count of Act of Indecency Without Consent (s 60 Crimes Act 1900 ACT). The maximum penalty for these offences is 10 and 7 years respectively.

The man was remanded in custody overnight and is expected to appear before the Adelaide Magistrate’s Court today (Friday, 18 January) for a bail hearing.

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AFP National Media: (02) 6131 6333

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MIL-OSI Australia: Public servant charged with corruption offences

Source: Australian Federal Police

A former Australian Government executive is scheduled to face court today for allegedly fraudulently using government funds to make more than $400,000 worth of personal purchases.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) will allege in court that the 44-year-old former Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) executive abused his position and resources to facilitate the illegal purchase of multiple personal items, including: a car, jet-ski, television, computer, tablet, smart-phone, clothes, a fitness tracker, and a high-quality road bicycle.

AFP officers conducted a search of the man’s Griffith home on Tuesday, 18 July 2017, seizing a number of items of evidence.

The investigation was launched after the alleged purchases were flagged by CSIRO internal processes and referred to the AFP

AFP acting Commander Criminal Assets, Fraud and Anti-Corruption, Kate Ferry, highlighted the importance of stamping out this kind of abuse of public office.

“Australian taxpayers put their trust in public officials to perform vital roles for our community. The alleged conduct of this man is an abuse of public office, and the AFP owes it to the community to investigate and prosecute such matters to the full extent of the law,” she said.

The 44-year-old man is scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates Court today on the following charges:

  • Dishonestly causing a loss to the Commonwealth, contrary to subsection 135.1(3) of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth).
  • Intentionally making a false statement in a statutory declaration, contrary to section 11 Statutory Declarations Act 1959 (Cth).
  • Abuse of public office contrary to subsection 142.2(1) of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth).
  • Using forged document contrary to subsection 145.1(1) of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth).

The maximum penalty for the offences the man has been charged with is imprisonment for 10 years.

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MIL-OSI Australia: QLD/299876 – Senior Technical Officer (Computer Forensics) (AO7)

Source: Crime and Corruption Commission – Queensland

Fortitude Valley

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) is a statutory body set up to combat and reduce the incidence of major crime and corruption in the public sector in Queensland. Its functions and powers are set out in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001.

Job details

Position status Contract
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Technical
Classification AO7
Workplace Location Brisbane – North
Job ad reference QLD/299876
Closing date 04-Feb-2019
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration 5 year contract
Contact person Senior Sergeant Peter Steyger
Contact details (07) 3360 6383

The ideal applicant will demonstrate capability in the following requirements:

Key accountabilities of the role

  • Demonstrated technical expertise in programming, scripting and automating digital workflows.
  • Demonstrated expertise in researching complex technical issues and delivering solutions.
  • Highly developed written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver quality work within limited timeframes to meet timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute positively within a team environment.

Qualifications/professional registration/other requirements

  • Certified copies of all qualifications must be produced at time of interview
  • Tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated appropriate level of knowledge, expertise and currency in a relevant science/forensic/technical discipline
  • IACIS [International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists] forensic computer examiner certification [highly desirable but not essential]

For more detailed information, including how to apply, download the role description.

For any inquiries, please contact Senior Sergeant Peter Steyger on telephone (07) 3360 6383 or email Peter.Steyger@ccc.qld.gov.au.

For more information about working with the CCC, visit www.ccc.qld.gov.au/careers

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MIL-OSI Australia: QLD/299709 – Director, Forensic Computing Unit (SO)

Source: Crime and Corruption Commission – Queensland

Fortitude Valley

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) is a statutory body set up to combat and reduce the incidence of major crime and corruption in the public sector in Queensland. Its functions and powers are set out in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001.

Job details

Position status Contract
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Management
Classification SO
Workplace Location Brisbane – North
Job ad reference QLD/QLD/299709
Closing date 04-Feb-2019
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration 5 year contract
Contact person Snr Sgt Peter Steyger Peter.Steyger@ccc.qld.gov.au
Contact details 07-3360 6383

The ideal applicant will demonstrate capability in the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to focus strategically, inspire purpose and direction and harness opportunities.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a multi-disciplinary forensic computing investigative environment, with a demonstrated record of achievement in both strategic and operational management.
  • Demonstrated high level knowledge and experience of contemporary forensic computing investigative techniques and methodologies and the application of same in a law enforcement context.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to lead, persuade and negotiate effectively with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated and substantial experience in managing computer forensic resources with the demonstrated ability to make clear decisions and judgements under heavy workloads and in a high pressure work environment.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing and developing professional staff and demonstrated high level of self-motivation and initiative and managing positive working relationships.

Qualifications/professional registration/other requirements

  • Certified copies of all qualifications must be produced at time of interview
  • Tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated appropriate level of knowledge, expertise and currency in a relevant science/forensic/technical discipline
  • IACIS [International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists] forensic computer examiner certification [highly desirable but not essential]
  • Qualifications acquired from an overseas educational institution will only be accepted where the qualification has been recognised to an equivalent level in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework.

For more detailed information, including how to apply, download the role description.

For any inquiries, please contact SSGT Peter Steyger on (07) 3360 6383 or Peter.Steyger@ccc.qld.gov.au.

For more information about working with the CCC, visit www.ccc.qld.gov.au/careers.

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