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New AFP Taskforce to protect Federal politicians and candidates

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The AFP will set up a major incident coordination centre with a specialised investigative taskforce to help ensure the security of high-office holders and parliamentarians during the 2022 Federal election.
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Port Macquarie man charged over firearm blueprints

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UPDATED WITH NEW COURT COURT: A 61-year-old Port Macquarie man is scheduled to face Port Macquarie Local Court on Wednesday, 6 April 2022 following a multi-agency investigation into online purchases of items allegedly used to make 3D printed firearm parts. ***FOOTAGE AVAILABLE***
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Sydney man sentenced over thousands of child abuse images and videos

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A Western Sydney man has been sentenced to two years and three months’ jail in the Penrith Local Court today (28 March 2022) after AFP Child Protection Operations investigators found thousands of child abuse videos and images on his electronic devices.
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Northern Territory man charged with multiple online child abuse related offences

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A Northern Territory (NT) man has been charged with 12 counts of child abuse-related offences by the NT Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET). 
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Court orders forfeiture of $5 million cash seized in Operation Ironside

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Editor’s note: Radio grabs and an image of the forfeited cash are available via Hightail A court has ordered nearly $5 million cash seized from a rural property in New South Wales during the Australian Federal Police-led Operation Ironside be forfeited to the Commonwealth.
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Tasmania Police to extradite NSW man charged with drug trafficking

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A 37-year-old New South Wales man has been arrested in Sydney and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, following a significant investigation into the importation of illicit drugs to Tasmania.
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NSW man sentenced for child abuse material offences

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A Blacktown man has been sentenced at Parramatta District Court to two and a half years for sharing images of child sexual abuse online.
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AFP tracks down man wanted in three states

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A man wanted in three states for multiple offences was arrested in Queensland yesterday (Friday 18 March 2022) after the AFP linked him to a vehicle located near the Gold Coast Airport.
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Cairns man sentenced to more than three years in jail for child abuse offences

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A Cairns man has been jailed for possessing child abuse material following an AFP investigation into payments of money made to the Philippines to facilitate child abuse.
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NSW man charged with 18 counts of child abuse-related offences

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Editor’s note: An image from the arrest is available via Hightail A Central Coast man appeared in Wyong Local Court today charged with 18 counts of child abuse-related offences by the AFP following a referral from the United States.
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