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

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 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.

It's tax season, and the scammers are out in force

Tax time attracts scammers.

Esther Han Scammers using tax-related reclaim schemes have stolen more money from Australians in the first month of the financial year than from January to June combined, figures from the consumer watchdog show.

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.

Maps clue to Sydney bomb plot, police suspect

Maps showing Sydney and Newcastle targets were reportedly found at the Pullenvale home of Daniel Fing (pictured).

Stephen Ryan Kristian Silva, Rory Callinan He has blown up a love rival's car and survived an attempt on his life. Now Queensland police investigating whether Newcastle man Daniel Fing was behind something even more sinister: plotting a mass...

Future terror: Indonesia's young men respond to the siren cry of Islamic State

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on June 16, 2011, radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir is seen in a court detention cell during his verdict at a Jakarta court. The jailed Indonesian militant cleric has pledged allegiance to jihadists who have overrun swathes of Iraq and claimed leadership of the world's Muslims, a radical group said August 5, 2014. Bashir, a vocal supporter of Al-Qaeda style jihad, has been in and out of prison for years and is currently serving a 15-year term for funding terrorism.  AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD

Michael Bachelard The high-security island jail called Nusakambangan is described as Indonesia's Alcatraz - there is no stricter prison and perhaps no more secure environment on the entire archipelago.

Tony Abbott praises defence force personnel but mission to return MH17 dead remains unaccomplished

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Nick Miller For now, Operation Bring Them Home has become Operation Wait and See. While Prime Minister Tony Abbott reaffirmed his pledge to leave none of Australia's flight MH17 crash victims left abandoned in a...

Sydney jihadist photographed with decapitated heads taunts police and threatens ‘surprise’ after warrant issued

Tom Allard The Sydney man photographed apparently holding the heads of decapitated rivals in Syria has scoffed that he will be arrested if he returns to Australia, saying he was not coming back even as he...

Government plans new measures to enhance powers to suspend and cancel passports

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Tom Allard New powers to stop Australian jihadists going to Syria and Iraq

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Musa Cerantonio: The tale of the try-hard jihadist

Screen shot showing, Musa Cerantonio, a former Catholic described in a recent international report as one of the most influential jihadist preachers online.

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.

CFMEU takes complaints about leaks to police

'Gravely concerned': CFMEU national construction secretary Dave Noonan leaving the royal commission earlier this month.

Anna Patty The CFMEU has requested the Australian Federal Police investigate apparent leaks about witnesses and evidence from the Trade Union Royal Commission.

AFP issues warrants for Australian ISIL fighters Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar

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Rachel Olding Federal police have issued arrest warrants for two Sydney men accused of fighting with terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

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Australian Islamic preacher Musa Cerantonio arrested in the Philippines

Arrested: Musa Cerantonio.

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.