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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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Man jailed for role in 300kg cocaine import to Victoria

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A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 years and three months in jail by the Melbourne County Court for his role in a failed plot to import 300 kilograms of cocaine into Melbourne in a shipment of cocoa powder. 
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Queensland man charged with distributing child abuse material on Instagram

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UPDATE: Vision is now available via Hightail. A 55-year-old Queensland man is scheduled to face Caboolture Magistrates Court today (Friday, 3 September 2021) charged with child abuse material offences following an Australian Federal Police investigation.
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WA man, 42, charged with online child abuse offences

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A 42-year-old man has been charged by the Western Australia Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (WA JACET) with allegedly possessing and transmitting child abuse material.
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Groundbreaking campaign urges Australians to start a national conversation about child sexual abuse

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Editor’s note: Stop the Stigma video and media kit available via Hightail Australia’s foremost child safety advocates, and Australian of the Year Grace Tame and the Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews will today launch a compelling new campaign to spark a national conversation about child sexual abuse.
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Suncorp Stadium helping AFP solve child abuse cases

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Editor’s note: Trace an Object video is available via Hightail Suncorp Stadium will join forces with the Australian Federal Police to help solve cold case, child sex abuse crimes.
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