A$3.5bn is a lot of money for the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to fund an expansion of its Australian Network for the Purpose of Intercepting and Identifying Terrorists (ANETRIS).
But ANETRISS has a very different purpose.
It’s to track people who are connected to ISIS and other terrorist organisations.
The agency says it wants to monitor the movements of foreign fighters who return to the country from abroad.
While it’s a good idea, ANETRs main purpose is to track Australians who are on the run.
That’s because the spy agency is working on an intelligence sharing scheme, known as the “Australian Safehouse” program, which involves sharing information with other intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies across the world.
So far, the Australian Government has committed more than A$2.8bn to the scheme.
However, the Government has yet to announce how much ANETRS money will be spent on this year.
In an interview on the ABC’s Insiders program, ANETS director Peter Wright said the ANETRIES programme was not designed to target ISIS.
“We are not targeting anyone at all, and we are not seeking to identify any Australians, or any Australians overseas, we are seeking to gather information on them, the Australians overseas,” Mr Wright said.
This year, ANATS budget is set to rise by $4.3bn to $2.6bn.
What is the ANETS programme?
The ANETRIC programme is a $4bn scheme for sharing intelligence between Australia and international partners around the world, which includes the US, UK, France, Israel and other countries.
ANETS is one of two programs that have been established by the Australian government to combat terrorist activity overseas.
There are currently three ANETrises, each aimed at different aspects of the threat, like counter-radicalisation, countering violent extremism and countering transnational organised crime.
Mr Wright said ANETRES mission was “to provide the Australian police and intelligence community with the ability to gather intelligence, to understand and to understand what is going on overseas, and to respond appropriately to those activities”.
“The threat is evolving,” Mr Wirth said.
“It is evolving, and it is growing.”
He said it was important for Australia to develop a strategy and to invest in the ANES, to get to a position where it can do what it needs to do to protect our people and our country, Mr Wright added.
Australia’s National Security Agency and its counter-terrorism partner the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) are both part of the ANETF.
An ANET is similar to an intelligence gathering system, but it is different from a standard spy program.
Its main purpose in ANETres mission is to identify, collect and analyse information on people who have been on the move overseas.
What is ANETs role in Australia?
ANETrs role in ANETS mission is primarily to gather data on overseas foreign fighters, people who return from overseas, or people who may be in contact with overseas people who might pose a threat.
As part of ANET, ANetrs role is to build intelligence about people who live in Australia.
This includes: who are travelling to Australia from overseas; who are living in Australia, whether in a home or in a workplace; whether they have a visa; the nationality of those they are living with; their income; and whether they are receiving welfare.
To do this, ANets program uses an online database that includes: name, date of birth, and passport number.
Data is then sent to an Australian counter-terrorist organisation, known in the intelligence community as ANETRC, which then uses it to compile intelligence on people living in the country.
And it’s not just ANET members who collect intelligence, there are also “active serial killer” data collection and data mining operations.
ANETS intelligence gathering is based on information gathered from ANETIRIS, the network of overseas intelligence gathering organisations that includes the UK’s MI5, France’s CNRS, Israel’s Mossad, and the US’s Central Intelligence Agency.
The data gathered by ANETIS is shared with other organisations, including Australian and international law enforcement organisations.
The ANETrc programme was designed to build up to a specific target.
Once it is satisfied that the target is known, the data collected is sent to ANETRBIS, which uses the ANERIS data to identify a person who is on the lookout for information.
From there, the person is asked to contact the person they are working with, and then contact their Australian police partner, who in turn contacts the Australian Border Force (ABF).
The process is called