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Further charges laid following Old Parliament House fire

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Joint taskforce members investigating Operation Pike and members of ACT Policing have arrested and charged two more men for their alleged involvement in the fire at Old Parliament House on 30 December 2021.   
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Illawarra man charged with possessing child abuse material

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A 23-year-old Illawarra man is due to appear before Port Kembla Local Court today (12 January 2022) after Australian Federal Police investigators charged him with possessing child abuse material.
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Two WA women accused of laundering money for an OMCG

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Two women who allegedly attempted to launder almost $1 million in criminal proceeds for an offshore WA Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member are expected to face Perth Magistrate’s Court today (Friday, 7 January 2022). ***Editor’s note: vision and images available***
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Trio charged and 99kg of meth stopped from reaching WA over festive period

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VISION AVAILABLE: Three men are expected to face Perth Magistrate’s Court today (5 January 2022) charged over an alleged plot to import almost $100 million worth of methamphetamine into Western Australia ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations.
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Man charged following fire at Old Parliament House

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A 30-year-old Victorian man has been charged in relation to a fire that police will allege was deliberately lit at Old Parliament House on Thursday (30 December 2021). 
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AFP-led taskforce to investigate fire at Old Parliament House

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The AFP will lead a joint taskforce with ACT Policing to identify protesters responsible for a fire that damaged Old Parliament House on Thursday.
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AFP targets criminals laundering dirty money

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The Australian Federal Police is airing some of the dirty money laundering tactics seen in 2021 and warning that the sustained blitz on organised crime and professional money launderers will continue next year.
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Sydney man charged with terrorism offences allegedly detected by the NSW JCTT

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A man has been charged with terrorism-related offences following an investigation by the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT).
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Christmas message from AFP Commissioner and overseas members keeping Australians safe

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The AFP has helped tackle serious crime overseas – such as terrorism, illicit drug trafficking, human trafficking, child exploitation and cyber offences – across 21 countries in the past financial year.
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Crack open the Christmas bomb-bombs

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Despite travel restrictions and lockdowns the AFP’s Specialist Operations (SO) Bomb Response Team (BRT) have employed their specialist skill sets, including bomb robots and drones in 2021 to help keep the Canberra community safe.
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