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Bendigo man charged with possessing child abuse material

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A 61-year-old Bendigo man is expected to face court today (Friday, 10 September 2021) charged with child abuse material offences following a Victorian Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET) investigation.
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Cocaine in coffee seized in Colombia, one arrested

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The Australian Federal Police have arrested a 41-year-old Spanish national in Wollongong after Colombian authorities seized more than 35 kilograms of cocaine bound for Australia. 
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NSW man arrested, allegedly caught with about 200 files of child abuse material

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A 22-year-old man is expected to face Cowra Local Court today (Wednesday, 8 September 2021) charged with child abuse-related offences by Australian Federal Police.
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Warrants executed across Melbourne as part of joint drug operation

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Police have executed 20 warrants across metropolitan Melbourne today as part of a Joint Organised Crime Task Force (JOCTF) investigation that has led to Victoria’s largest ever heroin seizure.
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Victorian man jailed for soliciting child abuse material

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A 26-year-old Victorian man has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for soliciting child abuse material from a Canadian child.
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Commissioner's address to the National Summit on Women's Safety - 7 September 2021

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Good morning, and thank you for allowing me to speak at this vitally important summit, which will help inform the next national
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AFP releases two new episodes of Closing The Net podcast - education is the key

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The AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation has today released two new episodes of the compelling Closing The Net podcast series to highlight the importance of education and awareness in online child sexual exploitation. Narrated by Australian actress and mother, Caroline Craig, who appeared in Blue Heelers and Underbelly, the two new episodes offer valuable tips and advice on how to keep kids safe online.
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Child sex offender jailed for 48.5 years and four children rescued after joint international investigation

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One of global law enforcement’s most wanted child sex offenders who abused dozens of victims aged between two and 16 years old has been jailed for 48 years and six months in Malaysia after Australian victim identification specialists helped expose his online alias and track him to a COVID quarantine centre. 
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Nineteen children removed from harm and two people charged

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Nineteen children in NSW have been removed from harm after a man and woman were charged with 66 child sexual abuse-related offences under the Australian Federal Police (AFP)-led Operation Wakatake.
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Sydney man nabbed over Australia’s largest heroin seizure in almost two decades

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An Australian Federal Police-led operation has resulted in the arrest of a 29-year-old Sydney man yesterday (3 September 2021), charged in connection to Australia’s largest heroin seizure in almost two decades.
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