MEMO TO : OFFICE OF NATIONAL ASSESSMENTS
FROM : DEFENCE SIGNALS DIRECTORATE
SHOAL BAY ECHELON INTERCEPT
DATE : August 28 2003
CLASSIFICATION DISTRIBUTION TO LEVEL MSC1A
Based on identification of DICTIONARY item ” Department of Defence” the following intercept was received on August 28 2003.
ORIGIN OF SIGNAL : Optus Telecommunications Satellite South Pacific
Mobile Phone Number 0413901261
Sender : “G’Day Wayne, you never received this message OK?”
Receiver: “What message ?”
Sender : “I have just posted the results of a Department of Defence tender to the government website awarding a contract for the construction of 12 new patrol boats for the RAN.”
Receiver: “So what, everybody’s been waiting for the tender results, it’s hardly news.”
Sender : “But nobody’s told the company yet and notice hasn’t been issued to the ASX.”
Receiver: “You mean the information isn’t available to the company that’s won the tender but anyone who reads the DoD website knows who it is?”
Sender : “That’s right, could you organise to buy some shares for me…. usual deal, through a proxy in Singapore, held in trust by Citibank.”
Receiver: “Yeah, no problem, how much do you want?”
Sender : “How much can you carry me for ?”
Receiver: “100 grand OK?”
Sender : “Great, do it, Oh, by the way, dont bother logging on the site, the ASX code is ASB.
I wish, I wish.