Australian police and policing

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Brisbane man jailed after seven children rescued from sexual exploitation in Philippines
Neil Andrew Lyall Robards, 68, gets five years for child abuse offences across international borders

Ben Doherty

03, Dec, 2021 @2:54 AM

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Coercive control should be criminalised in Queensland, taskforce says
McMurdo report recommends an inquiry into ‘cultural issues’ in police service and a staged path to criminalising coercive control

Ben Smee

02, Dec, 2021 @8:02 AM

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NT police arrest three people who escaped from Howard Springs Covid quarantine facility
Trio allegedly jumped the fence at the open-air centre near Darwin early on Wednesday

Cait Kelly

01, Dec, 2021 @1:23 AM

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Victoria anti-corruption commissioner warns body-cam footage could taint police evidence
Ibac commissioner Robert Redlich says police should not be allowed to watch footage before making statements

Nino Bucci

30, Nov, 2021 @2:14 AM

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William Tyrrell: police find piece of fabric near creek bed
Detectives continue search for missing boy despite severe weather warnings

Michael McGowan

21, Nov, 2021 @4:59 AM

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Four children, aged one to 10, die in Melbourne house fire
Firefighters describe feeling ‘helpless’ after battling blaze that left two girls and two boys dead in Melbourne suburb of Werribee

Michael McGowan

21, Nov, 2021 @3:05 AM

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Stanley Russell: why did NSW police shoot an Aboriginal man dead in a Sydney house?
A visit to arrest Russell on an outstanding warrant turned to tragedy. His family want an explanation

Lorena Allam and Carly Earl

20, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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William Tyrrell: how new evidence revived the case and triggered a fresh search effort
There is renewed hope for closure in one of Australia’s most notorious missing persons cases – and the country is transfixed

Elias Visontay

19, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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William Tyrrell case: former detective defends previous investigation into boy’s disappearance
Gary Jubelin dismisses criticism that new investigation team ‘inherited a bit of a mess’ as police continue to search two sites

Elias Visontay in Kendall

18, Nov, 2021 @5:24 AM

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Thieves uproot hundreds of trees of new citrus variety from South Australian orchard
Grower Jeff Knispel of Nippy’s Group says the robbers will not know what they have stolen, which ‘won’t help their cause’

Tory Shepherd

18, Nov, 2021 @3:21 AM

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William Tyrrell: police strike force investigating disappearance charge man and woman with assault of a child
Detectives from Strike Force Rosann charge 56-year-old woman and 54-year-old man with assault of a child, which according to reports is not William

Josh Taylor and Australian Associated Press

17, Nov, 2021 @7:21 AM

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Potential class action over NSW police strip searches focuses on Splendour in the Grass
Lawyers believe hundreds of ‘unlawful’ strip searches of patrons may have occurred at the festival

Michael McGowan

16, Nov, 2021 @5:03 AM

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