Australian Federal Police

AFP defends overseas staff deployments

Federal police have defended a reduction in overseas personnel numbers and a subsequent decrease in intelligence reports.

Victorian pensioner allegedly sent $5000 to IS fighter in Syria, police say

A Melbourne invalid pensioner gave about $5000 to a US citizen fighting for Islamic State in Syria, police say.<p>The 43-year-old man was arrested at …

Crime

Home affairs won't become 'behemoth' of power

Claims a new home affairs department will be a 'sinister' concentration of executive power have been rejected by the senior bureaucrat who will run …

Politics live as Turnbull government defends NBN, pushes company tax cuts

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Parliament security manual goes missing Yahoo7 News

A 1000-page manual about the multi-million dollar security upgrade to Parliament House has been missing for almost a year, a Senate committee has …

Australian News

Airport security ramped up with workers to face random explosives tests

Airport engineers and baggage handlers who work in secure areas at major airports will face random explosives tests in new measures designed to …

Australian News

Australia to tighten airport security further after foiled attack

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will introduce random searches of workers entering and inside its airports as it increases security after a recent foiled terrorism plot, officials said.<p>FILE PHOTO: Australian Federal Police officers talk with passengers near the check-in counters at the Sydney Airport …

Airport Security

Police turn a blind eye to Russian cybercriminals preying on Australians

<i>What happens when you uncover clear proof of a Russian identity theft and dating scam? Unfortunately, in Australia, not much it seems.</i><p>LIKE MANY …

Australian News

Crown Attacks Aussie Lawmaker Over Casino Misconduct Allegations

Crown Resorts Ltd., controlled by billionaire James Packer, has used an open letter to label allegations made by an Australian lawmaker that it …

Business

Crown blasts Wilkie over casino claims

Crown Resorts has labelled a politician's claims the casino giant rigged pokie machines and let gamblers get around money laundering laws as 'deeply …

Corruption

Fake village to be constructed at Wacol for anti-terrorism training

Next to the fake village will be a "simunition" or similuation training building, featuring a "scenario house" for drills, a virtual reality suite, …

Australian News

‘It happens all the time’

Last year my laptop was taken at Sydney Airport. I missed my flight home and found myself reporting the missing computer to a police officer — the …

Australian News

Major parties grovelling to pokies: Wilkie

Australia's major political parties have been accused of grovelling to the multi-billion dollar pokie industry amid money-laundering and machine …

Corruption

Deloitte to wind up Plutus Payroll, promises contact with contractors 'within 20 biz days'

The Supreme Court of the Australian State of New South Wales has appointed liquidators to Plutus Payroll, the payroll services provider that lured …

After 667 texts, Australian police find '15-year-old' man's 'naughties' folder

It began with a single text message, but within five months 34-year-old Australian man Benjamin James Russell had sent a 13-year-old girl 667 text …

Crime

Government agencies could use facial recognition

Government agencies could get approved access to part of the Commonwealth's newly proposed facial recognition program.<p>The Facial Verification …

Surveillance

Hackers go after Australian ICT, managed services providers

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), which integrates the national security cyber capabilities and serves as a hub for collaboration and …

Cybersecurity

Thais helped smuggle tonnes of ephedrine to Australia

In this undated recent photo provided by the Australian Federal Police, a record haul of 3.9 tonnes of liquid ephedrine sits stored in a warehouse …

Australia

Bali bombings created bond

IT turned paradise into a scene of devastation, focused the world's attention on Indonesia's terrorist cells and left many Australians with scars - …

Terrorism

AFP opens Mexico office in drugs fight

The Australian Federal Police is opening an office in Mexico City to help stem the flow of methamphetamines into Australia, Justice Minister Michael …

Mexico City

Oishi cooperating in drug investigation

A record haul of 3.9 tonnes of liquid ephedrine shipped to Sydney from Thailand in Oishi tea cartons sits in a warehouse in Sydney. It was the …

Grandfather arrested at airport accused of grooming a child for sex

A Gold Coast grandfather accused of grooming a child for sexual activity overseas has been granted bail a day after he was pounced on by Australian …

Australian News

Cyber security company chief Dr Tony Castagna facing criminal charges

Anthony Castagna's company helps protect the cyber secrets and detect financial crimes within the world's most powerful institutions, including the …

Corruption

Aust helps bust dark web drug operation

A Canadian-based dark web drug trafficking operation shipping packages of fentanyl via mail and express shipping couriers to Australia, the US and …

Australian News

Behind ISIS' bizarre claim on the Las Vegas massacre

To understand why the terror group would make such an outlandish claim, look to Hawija, and Australia

Terrorism

Australia seizes record haul of meth ingredient from Thailand

A record haul of 3.9 tonnes of liquid ephedrine sits stored in a warehouse which smugglers shipped to Sydney from Thailand in bottles of iced tea. …

Australia

Please run Australia's facial recognition surveillance system on the ATO SAN

Only a proper Australian dose of incompetence can save us from the technology-enabled surveillance state we are running towards.<p>There used to be a …

Surveillance

Australians give up 51,000 illegal guns as govt stands by tough laws

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians turned in 51,000 illegal firearms, ranging from 19th-century weapons to a rocket launcher, during a three-month amnesty that ended on Friday, and which Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said had helped avert Las Vegas-style mass shootings.<p>The cache, representing about a …

World News

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Methamphetamine

Government moves to bolster domestic airport security with photo identification requirements

Airline passengers could soon be forced to produce photo identification before boarding domestic flights in Australia, bringing security standards in …

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