The spooks at the Australian Secret Intelligence Service are in recruting mode. ASIS is looking for spies willing to live in the nation’s capital. According to the ad, the gig pays up to $67,000 and successful applicants will need to “work closely in a team based structure” (does this mean spies will need to participate in trust exercises and team bonding?) and have experience and/or qualifications in:

  • Asian and Regional Affairs
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Law Enforcement
  • Trans-National Crime Issues
  • Chemical or Biological Science
  • Psychics
  • Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Information Technology

We knew intelligence work was tricky, but does ASIS really need psychics? Surely it’s just a typo and they mean to say… astrologers. Now there’s a group with real talent for espionage – apart for the odd newspaper column they keep a remarkably low profile, yet astrologers always seem to know exactly what’s going on in your life. Spooky.

Check out the ad here.

Peter Fray

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