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Operation Guardian delivers specialised protection for Optus customers

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The AFP and state and territory police have set up Operation Guardian to supercharge the protection of more than 10,000 customers whose identification credentials have been unlawfully released online under the Optus data breach.
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Three generations unite in commemoration of fallen officer

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Yesterday on National Police Remembrance Day, the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of fallen Commonwealth Police officer Senior Constable Travers Lovell House Weaver came together to commemorate his bravery.
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Six alleged members of Albanian organised crime syndicate arrested: Four grow houses shut down

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Six people, including a real estate agent, have been arrested under an AFP-led investigation into an Albanian organised crime syndicate allegedly operating multiple cannabis grow houses in Melbourne rental properties. ***Efitor's note: vision available***
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Honoring fallen officers this National Police Remembrance Day

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Today, the policing community paid tribute to the brave men and women who lost their lives while performing their duties as a police officer.
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NSW man sentenced for child abuse material offences

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A 31-year-old Macksville man was yesterday (28 September 2022) sentenced in the Port Macquarie District Court to 12 months imprisonment for possession and production of child abuse material.
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Vintage police cars carry touchstones of fallen officers

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Editor’s note: Images of the touchstones and a historic police vehicle are available via Hightail. This National Police Remembrance Day, the touchstones of 15 fallen police officers will be transported to the National Police Memorial wall in historic police vehicles.
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Episode 2 released of podcast series on 20th anniversary of the Bali bombings

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Today the AFP releases Episode 2 of its documentary-style podcast series about the 2002 Bali bombings, an anniversary that has a special significance for the Australian community and the AFP.
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AFP working with overseas law enforcement on Optus breach

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Editor’s note: Audio grabs from Assistant Commissioner Gough are available via Hightail The AFP is gathering crucial evidence from the breach of Optus data and is working closely with overseas law enforcement to identify the offenders behind this attack.
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