Media statement: Ironside warrants

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Throughout the course of Operation Ironside, the AFP utilised appropriate legislative powers to collect evidence of alleged serious criminal offending.

All warrants in Operation Ironside were issued by independent issuing authorities. 

There are provisions in Commonwealth legislation which prevent the AFP from confirming the details of the legislative provisions relied upon, until these matters are lawfully disclosed in open court.

The AFP will elaborate further when it is appropriate and lawful to do so.

The AFP has committed significant resources and focus to support compliance in relation to Operation Ironside, including:

  •  A full time, dedicated Compliance Coordinator to provide advice to investigators across the country and liaise with AFP Legal. 
  • In each AFP command, a local compliance expert has been available 24/7.

The Commonwealth Ombudsman was also engaged.

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