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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 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 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 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.

Safety first as investigators fly to Kiev

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David Wroe Australian air crash investigators are headed to Kiev where they will team up with Dutch, British and possibly American counterparts but will have to wait until there is a guarantee of safety from...

Teenager who ran away to Syria found

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Natalie O'Brien The 16-year-old from Bankstown who ran away with his friend Abdullah Elmir to join the fighting in Syria has been found safe by his father.

Families wait for loved ones' remains

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James Massola, Dan Harrison The families of 28 Australians killed when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine could be forced to wait weeks for the return of their loved ones' remains, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has...

Police officer charged with corruption had $1 million in the bank

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Louise Hall and Rose Powell A police officer has been charged with 12 counts of corruption after 15-month investigation.

Religious extremist Musa Cerantonio set to walk free after his deportation

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Lindsay Murdoch, David Wroe Philippine authorities are treating Australian religious extremist Musa Cerantonio as a "high risk and high value" prisoner but he is set to walk free after his imminent deportation to Melbourne.

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Responses from the Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation.

Australian Islamic preacher Musa Cerantonio arrested in the Philippines

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Lindsay Murdoch, Saffron Howden An influential Australian Islamic preacher who had claimed on social media to have successfully reached the Middle East has been arrested in the Philippines.

A golden fleecing: the mystery of the missing millions

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Chris Vedelago and Cameron Houston The gold flowed from cities across the nation, often collected in furtive deals around Brisbane’s city centre and transported in suitcases and car boots.

Musa Cerantonio: The tale of the try-hard jihadist

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Caroline Zielinski It is difficult to believe that one of Australia’s most wanted religious extremists, Musa Cerantonio, grew up in a big, Catholic Italian family of six in a suburb Melbourne’s west.

Musa Cerantonio refuses to answer questions in Philippines

Philippine police escort Australian Islamic preacher Musa Cerantonio through Manila airport.

Lindsay Murdoch Wearing a white hooded robe and carrying a can of Coke, bearded Australian religious extremist Musa Cerantonio was ushered through crowded Manila airport after refusing to answer questions posed by...

Female companion of Australian extremist cleric Musa Cerantonio also facing charges

Joan Navarro Montayre, the Filipina girlfriend of Australian Islamist extremist Musa Cerantonio.

Ben Doherty and Caroline Zielinski A Filipina woman arrested in the apartment of detained Australian extremist cleric Musa Cerantonio is being questioned about his activities in the weeks and months leading up to his arrest.

Melbourne man jailed over webcam sex offences involving Filipino children

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Cameron Houston and Lindsay Murdoch A Melbourne man has been jailed for more than 11 years for paying children from the Philippine island of Cebu to video sex acts on a webcam, while another Australian has been arrested on the resort...