Friday, February 1, 2013


According to their self-promotion, they are a dynamic company with a fresh approach to security. They recognise that the security industry has a reputation for thuggery, arrogance and a lack of professionalism, but they train their staff to be professional, friendly, and focused on communication rather than confrontation. 

Apparently, Woodside and their hand maiden Barnett is so concerned for the security of their proposed precious GAS HUB at James Price point, that yet a third security firm has been contracted to distance the government from the systematic dirty work of the intimidation of the Broome community.  

According to Michael Cohen, director at Executive Security Solutions, this firm ‘was established with the view of providing tailor-made security packages designed to meet each client's individual needs.’ Just what does a ‘tailor-made security package’ look like when the individual client is Colin Barnett? , and  the training provided by this firm includes    ‘Self Defense and defensive tactics’, ‘Baton and handcuffs’,  and  ‘Firearms’. 
The Broome community has already experienced the bully boy tactics of private security firms initiated by Woodside and the Barnett government to quell community opposition to the proposed gas hub. If,  Barnett succeeds with the mandate at the imminent State election the Broome community needs to brace itself against the petulant wrath of this man and his hired dominions’.

Industry Links
Government – Victoria Police – NSW Police – Queensland Police – Australian Federal Police – Australian Security Intelligence Organisation – Australian Secret Intelligence Service – Australian National Security
Organisations/Companies – Australian Security Industry Association Limited – Australian Homeland Security Research Centre – Crime Stoppers – Signal One

At ESS we offer an all encompassing security package, including highly trained specialist personnel and sophisticated security products, providing our clients with all their security-related needs.

Our products and services include:

Security Guards,    Crowd Controllers,    Executive Protection,    Security Consultancy.    Technical Counter Surveillance,    Electronic Security Systems,    Mobile Patrols and   Alarm Monitoring

ESS has evolved from a company that initially provided only static guards and crowd controllers to one which now provides comprehensive security solutions, including electronic security systems, security consultancy, risk management and all-encompassing personnel services.

Just to remind you, what the Broome community has been subjected to for years, with surveillance by private security firms Hostile environmental services and Lockforce.



  1. Yes, a bunch of Nazis would employ a security firm with the acronym 'SS' in their name

  2. The stench of corruption is now accompanied by the stench of death.


    US fears Syria weapons will flow to Hezbollah

    From: AFP
    February 02, 201312:26PM

    THE US is increasingly concerned that "chaos" in Syria could allow Hezbollah to obtain sophisticated weapons from the Damascus regime, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta says.

    Speaking two days after Israel bombed a military site outside Damascus, Panetta said Washington was worried the Lebanese Shi'ite militia Hezbollah could exploit the 22-month conflict in Syria.

    "The chaos in Syria has obviously created an environment where the possibility of these weapons, you know, going across the border and falling into the hands of Hezbollah has become a greater concern," said Panetta, who is due to retire this month as Pentagon chief.

    The Israeli raid targeted surface-to-air missiles and an adjacent military complex believed to house chemical agents, according to a US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Syria has threatened to retaliate.


    .......Panetta said "..we have expressed the concern that we have to do everything we can to make sure that sophisticated weapons like SA-17 missiles or, for that matter chemical biological weapons, do not fall into the hands of terrorists,"


    In the days leading up to the air strike, Israeli officials cranked up their rhetoric about Syria's weapons stockpile, which includes chemical agents, warning of dire consequences if they end up in the hands of the Iran-allied Hezbollah against which it fought a devastating war in 2006.


    Conflict heats up as Syria speaks out

    JERUSALEM: Israeli officials are maintaining a stony silence about their air strike in Syrian territory on Wednesday, a tactic experts say is part of a longstanding strategy to give targeted countries face-saving opportunities to avoid conflict escalation.

    But Syria's own confirmation of the attack, followed by condemnation not only by Iran and Hezbollah but also by Russia, may have undercut that effort, analysts say, increasing the likelihood of retaliation, which could prompt further Israeli attacks.

    ''From the moment they chose to say Israel did something, it means someone has to do something after that,'' Giora Eiland, a former head of Israel's National Security Council and a longtime military leader, said. ''Contrary to what I could hope and believe yesterday, that this round of events would end soon, now I am much less confident.''

    The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister warned on Thursday that Israel's strike would lead to ''grave consequences for Tel Aviv'', while the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying the strike ''blatantly violates the United Nations charter and is unacceptable and unjustified, whatever its motives''.

    .. is equally clear Hezbollah desperately wants to upgrade its arsenal in the hope of changing the parameters for any future engagement with the Israeli military, and that Israel is determined to stop it. Hezbollah is perhaps even more anxious to gird itself for future challenges to its primacy in Lebanon, especially if a Sunni-led revolution triumphs next door in Syria.


    The use of either chemical weapons or complex conventional ones such as the Russian-made SA-17s would be a game changer in what most here see as the inevitable next war with Hezbollah.



  4. Shell expects to spend over $20 billion on LNG in the next 3 to 5 years.

    The Arrow project is at $20 billion and most likely delayed until 2014.

    Shell is caught up in the Gorgon cost blowouts and delays.

    Their share of the $45 billion Browse would be about $15 billion,(plus the expected 1/3 to 1/2 cost blowout - very likely as the project will be dogged by blockades and demonstrations),so quite likely $20 billion.

    I really cant see,using old fashioned maths,(ie 1+1=2),how that will fit into their forecast budget.

    Dont see how Woodside,up for a similar amount,would fit it into theirs.

    Both these companies are involved in other major projects in other places,a lot of them more urgent than Browse.Certainly a lot more appealing financially than JPP.

    $12 billion on a FLNG vessel,however,would fit right in.

    About $4 billion apiece for Shell and Woodside.

  5. A couple more articles on Shell from the Australian.

    Royal Dutch Shell's stock could do with a wake-up call

    ROYAL Dutch Shell isn't an obvious candidate for sympathy. The oil and (increasingly) gas major raked in $US26.6 billion last year, with Brent crude-oil prices averaging above $US100 a barrel.

    Yet Shell's full-year earnings were 14 per cent down on 2011 and missed consensus forecasts, while its oil output rose by just 1 per cent.

    The results capture Shell's investment proposition perfectly: Its sheer scale and operational expertise mean shareholders can sleep easy, but they're unlikely to dream big.

    Shell hasn't suffered the sudden cuts to production forecasts or geopolitical headaches of British peers BG Group or BP. The company is instead undergoing a long shift toward more natural-gas production, which now accounts for half of its output.

    That looks a sensible strategy given long-term expectations for rising global gas demand. But similar to ExxonMobil - still struggling to persuade shareholders of the wisdom of 2010's XTO Energy acquisition - it is not without pain. Any major energy company interested in having a future beyond the next couple of years must participate in the US shale revolution. But that same revolution is keeping gas prices low for now, causing Shell to make a loss on its US upstream operations for the past two quarters. They also forced Shell to de-book reserves, keeping its replacement levels woefully low.

    As it is, Shell's capital expenditure bill is set to rise another 10 per cent this year to a colossal $US33bn. The company expects all this spending will eventually mean production is 20 per cent higher in 2017 than in 2012.


    Royal Dutch Shell slows decisions on LNG projects

    THE head of Royal Dutch Shell says the company will slow the pace at which it approves projects in Australia, blaming rising costs for the move.

    Speaking to investors in London on Thursday night (Australian time), Shell chief executive Peter Voser said the company would "take more time" before approving the development of the coal-seam gas-fed Arrow liquefied natural gas project in Queensland or an expansion of the Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia.

    Describing the Australian market as "overheated", Mr Voser said Shell would instead concentrate on its Prelude floating LNG project off northern WA.

    Mr Voser said the cost blowout at the Chevron-led Gorgon LNG project, in which Shell holds a 25 per cent interest, from $US37 billion ($35.7bn) to $US52bn had prompted the company to reconsider investments elsewhere in Australia.

    "This does impact our thinking on the pace of new FIDs (final investment decisions) in Australia and we have slowed down there, concentrating really on Prelude, which is being built in South Korea," Mr Voser said.

    "Abadi in Indonesia, which is also floating LNG, may well be Shell's next LNG project in the Asia-Pacific."

    Shell also holds a 27 per cent direct stake in the proposed Browse LNG project in northern WA, and Shell and fellow partners are due to make a final investment decision on it by June.

    Analysts have questioned whether the project, estimated to cost more than $40bn to develop, will be economic in the current market. Shell is believed to have been working on an alternative plan to exploit Browse via floating LNG.

    The Arrow project in Queensland, a joint venture with PetroChina, was originally expected to be subject to a final investment decision this year.

    1. The first of many blowouts no doubt.

      Gorgon monstered by dollar.

      Last month, Chevron revealed the expected cost of developing Gorgon, which is about 130 kilometres off the north-west coast of Western Australia, had surged from $US37 billion to $US52 billion.

      The Gorgon cost blowout has led Chevron's partner in the project, Royal Dutch Shell, to signal it will reconsider further investment in the ''overheated'' Australian market.

      Chevron owns 47.3 per cent of Gorgon. Shell and ExxonMobil each own 25 per cent, with the rest held by two Japanese energy companies.


      Chevron chief executive John Watson said the high Australian dollar contributed ''about a third'' of the cost increase.


      Speaking to analysts on Saturday, Australian time, Mr Watson said the project also faced ''fairly unique'' logistics problems moving larger than expected amounts of construction materials to Barrow Island.


      Must be an election year.

      They dont want to bleed any votes to the Greens.


      Minister bows to green protests against oil giants

      THE Gillard government has bowed to pressure from environmental groups by moving to restrict the oil and gas industry's activities near the Rowley Shoals, a spectacular marine area off Western Australia's Kimberley coast.

      In a highly unusual move, Resources Minister Martin Ferguson has ruled that an exploration permit surrounding the Rowley Shoals Marine Park will not be re-released because of an outcry from environmentalists last year when the move was first reported in The Australian.

      Mr Ferguson released the controversial permit, known as W11-5, for bidding last April but it was not taken up straight away by the industry.

      Government sources said the permit would not be offered again "due to community concern regarding potential environmental impacts of petroleum exploration and development in this permit as a result of its proximity to Rowley Shoals".

      WWF's director in Western Australia, Paul Gamblin, welcomed the government's decision, saying he was encouraged that opposition from green groups and the broader community last year had influenced the move.

      It is the third time in recent weeks the government has blocked oil and gas exploration in environmentally sensitive areas.

      Environment Minister Tony Burke stopped US energy giant Apache from conducting seismic surveys near the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef off the West Australian coast last month and ordered a delay to oil exploration by Canadian-owned Bight Petroleum near Kangaroo Island, off the South Australian coast.

      Mr Burke's department also provided advice to Minister Ferguson.


      Another one bites the dust?

      Aquila Resources has put its $7.4 billion West Pilbara iron ore project on ice at least through June due to funding difficulties, sending its shares down nearly 10 per cent.

      Aquila and its partners AMCI, a mining investment firm, and South Korean steel giant Posco, effectively froze the project last September.

      Aquila said today it had bowed to its partners and would continue the suspension on the project for the rest of this financial year.

      "Aquila will continue to focus its efforts on how best to progress the project," executive chairman Tony Poli said in a statement.

      Shares in Aquila, 14 per cent owned by China's biggest listed steelmaker, Baoshan Iron & Steel Co, sank to a one-month low of $2.82 and last traded down 8.3 per cent at $2.86.

      The West Pilbara Iron Ore project won state environmental approval last week, but still needs rail and port construction approvals, key to its plans for exporting 30 million tonnes a year of ore.

      The Western Australia state government has said it will not approve construction of Anketell Port until it is certain the project's backers have the funds to build a mine, rail and port, which will depend on what has become an increasingly volatile iron ore market.

  6. Pegasus mining on 1230 ABC radio news :

    The marine park will not effect our copper mine plans or exploration.

    Check the map - they can go ahead.

  7. Wether Buswell likes it or not there will have to be an enquiry into "sex for fares" and thats that.

    Broome taxi drivers are some of the worst anywhere,especially when it comes to underage kids.

    They are responsible for a lot of the trouble in this town,including the rock throwing by engaging Broome kids in this way in the first place.

    The Shire has a lot to answer for too.

    Taxi driver admits sex fare offer

    A taxi driver who intended to have sex with three girls aged 12 to 16 as fare claimed another driver had told him they had carried out similar exchanges.

    The 27-year-old former taxi driver, named in court only as Robin, will be sentenced in the District Court this afternoon after pleading guilty to inciting a child to do indecent acts.

    The court has heard that Robin had picked up three girls aged 12, 15 and 16 from outside a city takeaway outlet at 3am on September 27, 2011.

    He had suggested sexual favours as payment for the fare after the girls said they did not know how they would pay but the trio stole his taxi as he bought condoms in a service station.

    The court heard he had tried to refund the condoms at the service station and then called police.

    Robin's defence lawyer Alix McGregor today submitted that her client has not realised the young age of the girls, particularly the 12-year-old. She requested her client be given a suspended jail term, noting the hardship imprisonment would have on his young family.

    A court-ordered psychological report had noted that Robin claimed a taxi driver friend had told him they had exchanged a fare for sexual favours before.

    Judge Ronald Birmingham adjourned sentencing to this afternoon but warned Robin the chances of him being spared immediate jail time were bleak.

    "His plan was to engage in sexual intercourse with all three... it must have been apparent that at least one of them was under 16," the judge said. "You would hope that young people getting into a taxi would be taken to their home directly and not taken to a park... where sex is solicited."
    The court heard that the girls had later admitted they planned to do a "runner" from the cab and then planned to steal it while Robin was stopped at the service station.

  8. Fair enough to say this is all part of the injustice these kids have to live with every day.

    Graeme Campbell,boss of the Shire of Broome,made this unmistakable when 2 of his workers were found guilty of child rape.

    He defended not sacking them,even though one was on a working visa from Africa,by saying,"anyway as I understand it,it was the children who approached them."

    Now I defy anyone to tell me he would have spoken like this if the kids were white.

    Or how about white and connected to one of his real estate swindling buddies?

    Would have the taxi owner who said,"send in the helicopters and dogs",have reacted the same way to white kids?

    'nuff said!

    AND the taxi driver in the above story,even though he didn't actually have sex with the kids,has received 3 years for his crime.

    The 2 Shire workers were let off - but only because of their Shire connection.

    Most others in Broome,without the required connections,have received up to 4 years and more,for child rape.

    So where is the justice?

    No wonder so many hate the establishment.

    Who can blame them?

    The stench gets more disgusting in this town every day.