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Qantas passenger faces jail after plane forced to divert

Patrick Begley A Qantas passenger who allegedly tried to steal whisky bottles and broke through four sets of plastic handicuffs faces up to two years' jail.

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 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.

Qantas flight diverted because of drunk, Scotch-stealing passenger

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Patrick Begley A Sydney-bound Qantas flight has been diverted because of a drunk passenger who allegedly broke through all four sets of plastic handcuffs on the flight after repeated attempts to steal whisky.

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.

Terror laws used to hold suspects

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David Wroe Counter-terrorism authorities have used for the first time extraordinary, Howard-era powers to hold in secret and without charge three suspects arrested in Thursday's terror raids.

Australian Defence Force personnel advised to wear civvies due to terror threats

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Julieanne Strachan, David Wroe, Judith Ireland The Abbott government has said it is prepared to extend police powers even further if law enforcement agencies say they are needed.

Passenger ejected from flight over notebook doodles

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Chris Vedelago A Melbourne man was hauled off a Tiger Airways flight by federal police on Saturday after claims he was seen doodling and writing sentences in a notebook satirising the current terrorism threat.

Australian Crime Commission to launch national bikie crackdown

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Chris Vedelago The Australian Crime Commission is preparing to launch a nationwide crackdown on bikies that will target multiple clubs simultaneously in every state and territory.

From business as usual to Parliament House security alert in just one night

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Noel Towell In just one night, the security threat level at the national Parliament went from business as usual to red alert.

Terror raids: 800 police, and only two men charged

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Emma Partridge, Paul Bibby, Louise Hall, Anne Davies The morning began with one awkward, spotty-faced youth and 800 police.

Sydney man arrested in terrorist raids conspired with senior ISIL figure Mohammad Baryalei, court hears

Omarjan Azari under police guard at Sydney's Central Local Court.

Paul Bibby A 22-year-old south-west Sydney man arrested during the anti-terrorism raids allegedly conspired to commit a "horrifying" terrorist act with a man believed to be the most senior...

Terrorism raids: plot to kill Aussies on video by top terrorist Mohammad Baryalei

Mohammad Ali Baryalei: Mastermind behind plot to murder Australians on video.

David Wroe and Nick Ralston Top terrorist recruiter Mohammad Baryalei is behind an Islamic State plot to murder Australians on video, police say, sparking the nation's biggest ever counter-terrorism raids and prompting warnings...

Naked city: Police taskforces are nothing new

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John Silvester John Silvester examines the many Victoria Police taskforces into drugs gangs and organised crime and asks 'Are they working?'