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Sex trafficking, slavery and forced marriage on the rise in Australia, say police

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and Nino Bucci Fear is hindering federal police investigations into sex slavery, forced marriages and the child bride trade as numbers continue to rise in Australia.

Daniel Morcombe's father Bruce is confident the Australian legal system will prevail over murderer's appeal

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Clare Colley Bruce Morcombe is confident the Australian legal system will prevail when the man convicted of murdering his son Daniel fronts the Court of Appeal next month.

Federal police drop war crimes probe into Balibo Five

Federal police have dropped a war crimes investigation into the killing of five Australian journalists in the Timorese town of Balibo almost forty years ago.

Videos cast doubt on federal police use of Tasers and other weapons

Jack Waterford Federal police are using Tasers and other weapons not just for self defence but also to force compliance, writes Jack Waterford.

Australian Federal Police seize millions from the bank accounts of nine Russian business people

Nine Russian nationals used a Gold Coast ANZ bank to wire large sums of money from companies in Asia.

Rory Callinan and Anne Tarasov The Gold Coast branch of the ANZ Bank sees its fair share of wealthy new customers, but few could match the depositing power of the smartly-dressed tourists with Russian accents who opened accounts...

Senate inquiry to investigate explosive federal police bribery claims over wheat board oil-for-food scandal

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Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie A Senate inquiry will examine a veteran federal police officer's explosive claim that he was offered a promotion in return for shutting down the AFP investigation into the Australian Wheat Board...

Cyber attacks on federal police, RAAF, ASIO

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Natalie O'brien A cyber attack that brought down the Australian Federal Police website late last year was part of a wider series of attacks on the organisation by a group suspected of also taking aim at the Royal...

Federal police in about-face

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Heath Aston The Australian Federal Police has been forced into an embarrassing U-turn on whether it advised Prime Minister Tony Abbott to cancel a visit to Deakin University amid widespread protest against the...

Federal police spying on phone and internet records

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David Wroe Federal police are obtaining phone and internet records without warrants nearly 1000 times a week.

Federal police carry out raids against 'people smugglers': report

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Thomas O'Byrne and Megan Levy Federal police are reportedly conducting a major crackdown against alleged people smugglers with arrests expected to be made across Australia on Thursday morning.

Federal police close net on child pornographers

Federal police are closing the net on child pornographers.

Dan Oakes More than 100 Australians arrested for child pornography offences in the past six months.

Federal police fire 'beanbag' rounds

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Tim Lester Federal police confirm shooting ''beanbag'' rounds at Christmas Island detainees to quell protests.

New rules 'window dressing', say federal police

Dylan Welch GUIDELINES supposed to prevent the federal police putting Australians at risk of overseas death penalties are actually window dressing that could allow a repeat of the Bali nine case.

Australian Islamic State kingpin Mohammad Ali Baryalei dead: reports

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Rachel Olding Authorities are seeking to confirm reports that Australian terrorist and Islamic State kingpin Mohammad Ali Baryalei has been killed in Syria.

Muslims intervene to stop youths joining foreign fighters

Prayer time: Lakemba Mosque on National Open Mosque Day.

Natalie O'Brien At least two more young men from south-west Sydney have been stopped from travelling overseas to join foreign fighters by eagle-eyed members of their own communities.

Canberra Airport boosts security as Opposition investigates air marshals

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Matthew Raggatt A spokeswoman said the move was "not in response to anything in particular" and was not expected to slow travellers.

Union royal commission to set up taskforce to probe crime

Senator Brandis said commissioner Dyson Heydon (pictured) requested the extension.

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and James Massola A multi-state taskforce to investigate suspected ties between organised crime and union officials is to be established.

Canadian shooting an example of Australian security agencies' 'worst nightmare'

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Tom Allard The rampage of a gunman through Canada's Parliament on Thursday, just two days after a hit-and-run that killed a soldier in Quebec, has presented Australian security agencies with chilling real-life...

AFP fails to question Jakarta in Balibo Five investigation

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Philip Dorling Five years after opening an investigation into the Indonesian military’s killing of five Australian journalists at Balibo in East Timor in 1975, the Australian Federal Police hasn't yet asked...

Tasers: Shocking findings on police accountability

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Jack Waterford The Australian Federal Police used Tasers on dogs or people, or on at least one occasion cork boards 144 times between 2011 and July 2014.