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AFP acknowledges international partnerships after Australian man jailed for 129 years in Philippines for horrific child abuse offences

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The AFP acknowledges the work of Philippines law enforcement agencies after they led an international child abuse and trafficking investigation that resulted in an Australian man being sentenced to 129 years’ imprisonment.
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Man in court over unruly behaviour at Adelaide Airport

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A South Australian man is expected to appear in the Adelaide Magistrate’s Court today (11 November) after being charged for unruly behaviour at Adelaide Airport back in September 2022.
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Statement by AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw on Medibank Private data breach

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AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw statement on Medibank Private data breach. 
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WA man jailed for online child abuse related offences

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A man, 38, who shared videos and images of infants and children being sexually abused was sentenced to three years and six mon
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Sydney man arrested in targeted organised crime investigation

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Editor’s note: Images and footage of the seized vehicle are available via Hightail. A Sydney man has been charged for his alleged role in laundering money and moving drugs for a criminal syndicate, with drugs and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash seized by the AFP with the assistance of the ACIC and NSWPF in coordinated activity against the syndicate over the past four weeks.
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Tasmanian man jailed for live distance child abuse charges

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A Tasmanian man has been jailed for three years and six months after facing the Supreme Court of Tasmania yesterday (10 November 2022) over online child abuse material and child sex procurement offences.
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Major upgrade to database a ‘game changer’ in tracking down online predators

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The AFP has joined forces with INTERPOL to step up the fight against child exploitation around the world, rolling out the significant enhancement of a critical international database in Melbourne on Wednesday (9 November 2022).
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Correcting the record: Operation Guardian

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It has been incorrectly reported that the AFP has urged Medibank Private customers to call Triple Zero (000) if they are contacted by individuals threatening to expose their personal data.
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Operation Guardian expanded to protect stolen information of Australians

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The AFP has expanded Operation Guardian to protect Medibank Private customers whose personal information has been unlawfully released online by ransomware criminals.
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AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw: Senate Estimates Opening Statement

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Today I will outline how the AFP, with our partners, are keeping Australians safe through the extensive work the AFP does offshore. Crime originating offshore, like illicit drug production, child exploitation, extremism and cybercrime, can affect the quality of life of Australians at home.
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