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16 charged in national operation targeting web site selling child abuse material

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A two-year effort by Australian law enforcement and the United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has resulted in 16 people in Australia being charged with 738 child exploitation offences.
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UPDATED: Two arrested after drug-filled yacht intercepted off coast near Lake Macquarie

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***UPDATE – EDITOR’S NOTE: ONE TONNE SEIZURE AND PRESS CONFERENCE FOOTAGE** A total of 1,009 blocks, each approximately one kilogram, have now been unloaded from the vessel by specialist forensics officers.   One tonne of methylamphetamine has a potential estimated street value of up to $750 million. Footage of today’s press conference and the drug seizure being unloaded are now available via hightail: https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/SPVb7xuNNp ****  
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JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT- Sydney operation

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A multi-agency operation involving the Australian Federal Police (AFP), New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) and Australian Border Force (ABF) is currently underway in Sydney.
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Three charged following Villawood protest

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Three foreign nationals are scheduled to appear before Campbelltown Local Court today for alleged offences committed during a protest at the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre (VIDC).
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NT man to face court accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl

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A 32-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl is due to face Darwin Local Court today (Thursday 16 April) after a Northern Territory Child Abuse Taskforce (NT CAT) investigation.
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Statement from AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw APM on High Court decision

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Today the High Court ruled that the warrant executed in June 2019 on the residence of Newscorp journalist, Annika Smethurst is
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Perth man jailed over 2016 WA multi-million dollar meth importation

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A 46-year-old Perth man was sentenced to 15 years jail by the Western Australia Supreme Court last week (Thursday 9 April) over his attempt to possess 45.6 kilograms of methamphetamine imported into the State in June 2016.
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Property and luxury vehicles forfeited after NDIS fraud investigation

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A property in Goulburn, New South Wales, and multiple luxury vehicles have been forfeited to the Commonwealth, following an investigation by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Fraud Taskforce.
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Adelaide alleged online sex predator to face court today

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A 66-year-old man accused of ordering live-stream child abuse is due to face Adelaide Magistrate’s Court today (Friday 10 April) after a South Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team investigation.
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WA man charged over alleged illicit firearms stash

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A 65-year-old man is due to face Perth Magistrate’s Court today (Friday 10 April) after the Western Australia National Anti-Gangs Squad allegedly found a cache of firearms at his Dianella home, with four guns hidden in the roof space.
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