AFP intelligence leads to arrest of wanted Dutchman

Editor’s Note: Images available via Hightail link here The National Police of the Netherlands, acting on information from the AFP and the Belgian Judicial Federal Police, have arrested a 54-year-old man wanted in connection with an alleged plot to import methamphetamine into Australia. The Dutchman was arrested in the Netherlands on Wednesday 5 October 2022. … Read more

Australian thriller The Stranger puts fear at the center

When teaching aspiring screenwriters, I often use the “don’t show” rule as a quick fix for students who are stuck in the more familiar way of literary storytelling. The Stranger, a successful Australian thriller written and directed by Thomas M. Wright, adheres closely to this adage of deeply rooted storytelling using image and sound, the … Read more

WA Man Indicted Over Alleged False Claims During 2022 Federal Election

Editor’s Note: Audio clips of AFP Det A/Supt Andrea Coleman available via Hightail The AFP has charged a Western Australian man with allegedly providing false information to the Australian Election Commission during the 2022 federal election. The man, 58, was charged as a result of an AFP Operation Wilmot Taskforce investigation launched following a report … Read more

WA Man Indicted Over Alleged False Claims During 2022 Federal Election

Editor’s Note: Audio clips of AFP Det A/Supt Andrea Coleman available via Hightail The AFP has charged a Western Australian man with allegedly providing false information to the Australian Election Commission during the 2022 federal election. The man, 58, was charged as a result of an AFP Operation Wilmot Taskforce investigation launched following a report … Read more

South Australian man charged with online child abuse related crimes

A South Australian man, 30, is expected to appear in court today (October 4) in Berri Magistrate’s court in connection with alleged online grooming offences. The man was reportedly talking to a minor online and was arrested at his home in Riverland on August 15, 2022. The investigation began in December 2021 after the South … Read more

Former Australian government official on trial for rape

A former Australian government official was on trial Tuesday for the alleged rape of a former colleague in the parliament building. Bruce Lehrmann has been charged with unauthorized sexual intercourse following an allegation by Brittany Higgins that he raped her in the office of then Secretary of Defense Linda Reynolds in March 2019. The trial … Read more

Australian rules football promises swift action after Nazi salute

It? anti-social behavior? took place during a match between Macarthur FC and Sydney United 58 Alleged Nazi salutes and the cheers of an Indigenous welcoming ceremony at Saturday’s Australia Cup final saw Football Australia pledge to act swiftly and forcefully against a ‘small minority of individuals’. Football Australia condemned the “antisocial behaviour” at Western Sydney … Read more

NSW man convicted of child abuse material crimes

A 31-year-old man from Macksville was sentenced yesterday (Sept. 28, 2022) in Port Macquarie District Court to 12 months in prison for possession and production of child abuse material. Eastern Command AFP investigators charged the man after executing a search warrant at his home on Sept. 14, 2021, where they found and seized a number … Read more

Perth man charged with alleged online child abuse related crimes

This is a joint press release from the Australian Federal Police and the Police of Western Australia A man, 22, is expected to appear in the Perth Magistrate’s Court today (September 30, 2022) after the WA Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) charged him with multiple child abuse felonies. The man was arrested as part … Read more

Restricting public hearings on anti-corruption is an extremely bad idea

Labor’s new anti-corruption legislation may turn out to be an important moment, but the devil is in the details. IA founder David Donovan takes a closer look at the concept. THIS WEEK in Parliament, Attorney General Mark Dreyfus has put forward a proposal for legislation to establish a National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). This may prove … Read more