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Random ID checks announced last week by the Turnbull government will erode trust between police and the public. AAP/Ellen Smith

Why random identification checks at airports are a bad idea

We need to ensure we do not sacrifice our liberty in the pursuit of a goal that is at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive.
AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin said the government was only informed when raids relating to leaks about the NBN had started. AAP/Mick Tsikas

AFP commissioner Colvin defends timing of raids on Labor

AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin has defended police raids at the Melbourne office of Labor's deputy Senate leader Stephen Conroy and the home of an ALP staffer.
Australian Federal Police posing with a large bag of ice seized as part of a record haul. But will this make any difference to the market for crystal methamphetamine? AAP/Australian Federal Police

Ice ice baby: record seizure won’t freeze crystal meth market

Yesterday’s record 585 kg crystal methamphetamine seizure made headlines, but then so do many others. Was this one big enough to deserve special attention? And what effect does a seizure like this have…

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