Outlaw motorcycle gangs have been the prime target in Australia’s fight against organised crime in recent years. But the idea all members of bikie gangs are criminals is incorrect.
The haul from Operation Ironside is impressive. But it has also shown how Australia has become a destination of choice for transnational organised crime groups.
Peter Dutton has issued “ministerial direction” to the AFP over investigating leaks to the media.
Federal home affairs minister Peter Dutton says the government’s “expectation” is that federal police should consider the importance of press freedom before investigating leaks to journalists.
Kershaw has demonstrated he is not afraid of change and tackling integrity issues in his previous roles – traits that could serve him well in his new job.
The new AFP commissioner faces challenges unlike those of his predecessors, such as ensuring the independence and integrity of the police force within the Home Affairs ministry.
Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton speaking to the media in Brisbane last month about a recent interception of an asylum seeker boat.
Australians should be concerned about any shift to an intelligence model that is based on the introduction of greater powers on the one hand, and less oversight and governance on the other.
Michaelia Cash told a Senate estimates hearing the tip-off was made without her knowledge.
A senior staffer of Employment Minister Michaelia Cash was forced to quit after tipping off the media about police raids on the Australian Workers Union’s offices.
Businessman Andrew Forrest and his wife Nicola are strong advocates of anti-slavery measures.
Any proposed solution to the problem of modern slavery must engage with the business community and government policies on migration and migrant labour.
Australia must develop an effective national response to the sharing and creation of child exploitation material online.
The Behind the Screen: Online Child Exploitation in Australia report provides an alarming snapshot of a growing crime.
Fossilised dinosaur eggs in nests, uncovered by a raid on illegal fossils in 2004.
A new, “baby dragon” dinosaur revealed in a fossil returned to China is a striking example of the discoveries that might be lost when scientific specimens are illegally removed and traded.
Involving the media seems to send the message of how unpleasant the AFP can make life for people who challenge the government.
None of the politicians are talking about it, but threats to freedom of speech have emerged in three different guises in the first three weeks of the election campaign. First there was the assailing of…
Australian Federal Police officers outside Parliament House in Canberra today. The AFP is set to take over Parliament House security after ‘chatter’ about a possible terrorist attack.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
Liberal senator Bill Heffernan has had the last laugh on the serious question of security at Australia’s Parliament. Earlier this year, security was slackened in a bid to save A$400,000. MPs’ staff and…
Brendan O Connor.
“The Australian Federal Police takes [red notices] very seriously but knows it must examine the veracity or otherwise of those claims because quite often claims, even against Australian citizens who’ve…