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Policing vs health: Time for a paradigm shift in the ACT

The thin blue line has been stretched to its limits in the ACT, and it’s having a physical and mental health toll on police, says Australian Federal Police Association president, Alex Caruana.

Police confused about charges test: Lehrmann inquiry

An investigator who examined Brittany Higgins' rape allegation has admitted police are confused about the legal test to charge a suspect. 

ACT Policing shortfall concerns

As ACT Policing embarks on a new recruitment round, Canberra still has the lowest number of operational police staff than all other jurisdictions – 219 per 100,000 residents, compared with a national...

AFP investigated over handling of Bruce Lehrmann rape case

The Australian Federal Police will be investigated over its handling of the alleged sexual assault of Brittany Higgins by her Liberal colleague Bruce Lehrmann.

Operation Guardian sends clear warning to Optus hackers

Police have set up Operation Guardian to protect more than 10,000 people whose details were released in the Optus data breach.

AFP search Canberra properties, seize cars and cash in $10 million haul

Australian Federal Police have seized more than $1.5 million in cash and $600,000 in cryptocurrency as part of an investigation into money laundering.

ACT Policing’s last Holden Commodore to retire to AFP Museum

One of the last Australian-made Holden Commodore police vehicles has come to its final stop in Canberra, with a ceremony held at the Australian Federal Police Museum today.

Federal police taskforce probes 23 election-related cases

A police taskforce set up to ensure politicians' and candidates' safety and freedom from harassment has received and assessed 47 complaints.

‘Busy’ Brisbane LNP candidate Vivian Lobo faces police probe

Police will investigate a Liberal National Party candidate in the federal election over suspicions he has not been living at his registered address.

Parliamentary Triangle protests expected to continue

Protest activity is ongoing at the Parliamentary Triangle and disruptions are expected to continue through to next week.

AFP warn about dangers of online predators

Before children head back to the classroom, the AFP have launched the 7 days of back-to-school safety to get ahead of online predators.

AFP burns $5.2 billion worth of illegal drugs

Weighing almost the same as four adult male African elephants, Australian Federal Police have burnt 25.8 tonnes worth of illegal drugs in 2021 found on Australian shores. 

Anti-gangs squad seizes more firearms, cash, drugs from OMCGs

The Australian Federal Police-led National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) seized more illicit drugs, more cash and almost twice as many firearms from outlaw motorcycle gangs in 2020-2021 than in the previous financial year.

Ex-MP Craig Thomson on migration fraud charges

Former federal Labor MP Craig Thomson has been charged, accused of being involved in a multimillion-dollar migration fraud.

Australian police assist in big UK cocaine bust

Five men have denied drug trafficking offences after more than two tonnes of cocaine were seized aboard a luxury yacht off the UK coast, with Australian Federal Police helping in the investigation.

AFP helps with $300 million drug bust in UK

Australian authorities have played a role in a $300 million drug bust that targeted a luxury yacht in British waters. 

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