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70-year-old man charged with child abuse offences

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A 70-year-old man has been charged with multiple child abuse offences and is scheduled to appear in Darwin Local Court today (14 October 2019).
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Australia’s first large scale hackathon combines innovative approach with crowdsourced talent to find national missing persons

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In what will be considered a world first, today 354 participants will gather across ten locations in Australia to generate leads for 12 national missing person cases for the Australian police.
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Police arrest five suspected online traffickers in the Philippines, rescue 5 children

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Joint media release from the Philippine National Police, International Justice Mission and the Australian Federal Police. Philippine authorities have arrested five trafficking suspects who were caught offering minor girls for sexual exploitation online in exchange for money from an online predator.
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Australia welcomes Pacific security leaders

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Delegates from Pacific Island nations’ security agencies came together for the inaugural Joint Heads of Pacific Security event
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Is the Internet of Things killing your brain cells?

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Almost half of Asia is online, and its internet users comprise 51 percent of the world’s total online population.
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This is how scrolls damaged by Mount Vesuvius erupting in 79AD "could be read"

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The only ones surviving from antiquity - were buried and carbonized by the deadly eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and are
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Don't get blindsided by the future

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How many things do we own, that are common today, that didn’t exist 10 years ago?
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Man to face court for assaulting police officer at Perth airport

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A 25-year old Alkimos man is due to face Perth Magistrates Court today (4 October) following the alleged assault of an Australian Federal Police (AFP) officer at Perth Airport.
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Child removed from harm as Sydney man charged over child abuse material

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A 37-year-old Sydney man is scheduled to appear before Blacktown Local Court today (2 October 2019) to face multiple charges of child sexual exploitation and possession of child abuse material, while a child has been removed from a harmful situation.
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Reece Kershaw to be sworn in as AFP Commissioner

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UPDATE: Photos of the swearing in ceremony now available. The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), will today swear in Reece Kershaw APM as the eighth Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
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