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The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) targets the highest levels of serious and organised crime threats facing Australia, including the illicit drugs market which has a devastating impact on the Australian community.


Project Brunello is not an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) operation, and as a matter of principle the Australian Government does not comment on media speculation regarding intelligence reports.


According to Australian Criminal Intelligence (ACIC) assessments, there is a network of Australian national organised crime entities, largely based offshore, that is likely one of the most significant serious organised crime (SOC) threats impacting Australia.


The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), as stated in its submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, fully supports and recognises the legitimacy of readily available encrypted communications applications, such as those available on the Android and Apple Application stores.