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Major operation results in five arrests, dismantles alleged criminal network connected to a multi-million dollar family day care fraud

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An alleged criminal syndicate accused of defrauding millions of dollars in Child Care Subsidy payments and COVID-19 Stimulus Package payments has been dismantled by an Australian Federal Police-led joint investigation, with Services Australia, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) and assistance from the Victorian Department of Education and Training.
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Operation Arkstone update: Additional NSW arrest in large-scale investigation into child sex offender network

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A 54-year-old Newcastle man has become the 15th person arrested as part of a large-scale Australian Federal Police (AFP)-led investigation into an online network of alleged child sex offenders. The man is scheduled to appear in Newcastle Local Court today (28 November 2020).  
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Queensland man charged with terrorism offence

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A man from Bundaberg has been charged with a terrorism offence following a Queensland Joint Counter Terrorism Team (QLD JCTT) investigation.The man is expected to face Brisbane Arrest Court today (28 November 2020).
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GST fraudster sentenced over multi-million dollar scheme

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A 38-year-old fraud syndicate member who conspired to defraud the Commonwealth of more than $5 million dollars through Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds, has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 3 years after facing the Melbourne County Court today (Monday 23 November, 2020).
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Four nabbed over Victoria’s largest liquid meth import worth $123m

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UPDATED: AUDIO + EXTRA IMAGES -Four alleged members of a transnational criminal syndicate operating in Melbourne have been charged following the seizure of more than 560 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine, the largest importation in Victorian history.
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Victorian man jailed for terrorist offences

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A 36-year-old man from Melbourne’s western suburbs has been jailed for 12 years after being convicted of terrorism offences, including making preparations for a terrorist attack in 2016.
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Tasmanian man arrested with illegal passport and contraband

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A 49-year-old Tasmanian man faced Hobart Magistrates Court yesterday charged with a range of criminal offences, including the alleged possession of a genuine Australian passport bearing his photo, but a false name.
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WA investigation leads to three arrests and seizure of $1m in suspected proceeds of crime

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Two Perth residents are due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today (20 November 2020) following an organised crime investigation by Australian authorities that resulted in the seizure of more than $1 million cash and three luxury cars valued at more than $100,000 each.
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NSW woman sentenced for child exploitation

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A 35-year-old New South Wales woman was sentenced to a three-month suspended jail term yesterday (19 November 2020) in the Armidale District Court for producing child abuse material featuring a child known to her.
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