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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.

MH17: the body of Helena Sidelik remains in the Ukraine

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Tim Barlass Hans Sidelik is still waiting to have the remains of his sister Helen returned home.

AFP fails to question Jakarta in Balibo Five investigation

Widow Shirley Shackleton visiting the grave of her dead husband, Greg Shackleton who was killed during the Indonesian invasion in 1975.

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...

Call for police investigation into $7million payout to Hong Kong chief C.Y. Leung

Richard Baker Nick McKenzie John Garnaut The Australian Federal Police has been asked to investigate Australian engineering company UGL's secret multi-million-dollar payments to Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung.

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.

Khaled Sharrouf-linked business to be permanently shut

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Rachel Olding A Lakemba money transfer business owned by the sister and brother-in-law of Sydney terrorist Khaled Sharrouf will be shut down after it failed to convince authorities that millions of dollars sent to...

Fear of ascendancy of Scott Morrison leads to scuttling of homeland security super-ministry

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Mark Kenny and James Massola A move within the Abbott cabinet to establish a homeland security super-ministry drawing together several major departments and functions looks to have been scuttled because senior figures viewed it...

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Forced marriages an 'assault on values': Scott Morrison

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says forced marriages are an "assault on Australian values" after authorities intercepted a 14-year-old girl destined for an arranged wedding in Lebanon.

National security laws: the questions you were too nervous to ask in case ASIO was listening

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Philip Dorling Parliament this week adopted new national security laws. Wise and necessary to keep us safe, or the slippery slope to a police state? Philip Dorling snoops through the data to find out whether ASIO...

Agencies offer counter terrorism jobs for sacked public servants

The AFP has vacancies within its telecommunications interception division.

Phillip Thomson Counter terrorism jobs rush for sacked public servants. But how do you feel about surveillance?

Muslim malcontents need old-fashioned discipline

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Jack Waterford Terrorism is an unpleasant experience, especially when people are chopping off your head as business rather than personally, but the very fact that it is means that a good deal of tosh is spoken...