Saturday August 31 2013

– More than two-thirds of the organised crime bosses listed as the greatest threats to Australia are located overseas.
The top-secret intelligence list contains the names of kingpins and syndicates, about 67% of whom are believed to be located overseas, and has been compiled by the Australian Crime Commission.
It is the first time any details have been revealed about the National Criminal Target List, which details the criminals who are under the watch of the commission and has been provided to the Australian Federal Police, state and territory police forces, ASIO and other federal agencies.
Details of the list have prompted calls for the commission to establish a presence overseas.
Commission chief executive John Lawler said the majority of overseas threats were based in south-east Asia.
While Mr Lawler did not comment on the nature of the threats, it is believed they are primarily involved in drug and arms trafficking, money laundering and extortion.
“Targets across state and territory borders had not been previously shared or known,” he said.
“For the first time the list has built a ‘real’ picture – a complete single source of truth – of the threat and risk associated with organised criminal targets.”
Mr Lawler said the list used a threat and risk methodology to identify crime risks, including syndicates and individuals.
It can be updated by police.
Australian Strategic Policy Institute deputy director Anthony Bergin said the commission had to establish a foreign bureau, given the escalating influence of international criminals in Australia.
“Given the growing links to regional criminals I’m surprised they don’t have an overseas network,” Mr Bergin said.
“The resources to fight these threats should be strengthened and the obvious way to do that would be to have an international presence.”
The commission relies on the Australian Federal Police, ASIO, Customs and the Attorney-General’s Department to address international concerns.
Fairfax Media reported on Friday that the funding of the federal police’s Indonesian office had become an election issue.
– Niño Bucci


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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