Media releases

Stay up to date

Enter your email address and receive notification when new articles are published.

We'll send you new articles as soon as they're posted.

Subscribe to our RSS Feed

Find a media release

Third person jailed over 1.9 tonne bust

Publish date:
A 42-year-old Sydney man has become the third person jailed for their role in an international crime syndicate that conspired to import more than 1.9 tonnes of illicit drugs from the Netherlands in 2017.
MORE

New early childhood online safety education initiative launched

Publish date:
A new early childhood online safety education initiative has been launched today (Monday, 18 May) that aims to help parents, carers and educators teach infants, toddlers and pre-school children basic technology and online safety concepts.
MORE

Three children rescued in the Philippines after tip off from Australian authorities

Publish date:
An ongoing investigation by Australian authorities into the sexual abuse of children, including suspected live distance abuse committed by an Australian citizen, has resulted in the rescue of three children and the arrest of one woman in the Philippines.
MORE

Two SA men charged over bunker methylamphetamine lab

Publish date:
Two men are expected to face Adelaide Magistrate’s Court today (15 May) after a drug lab was found in an underground bunker at a property in South Australia yesterday.
MORE

Second Darwin man arrested with alleged links to dark web criminal network

Publish date:
A 19-year-old Darwin man will face court today (14 May 2020) after becoming the second person arrested as part of a joint investigation into a nationwide criminal network allegedly using the dark web and postal system to traffic illicit drugs.
MORE

Sydney man jailed for online exploitation and extortion of children

Publish date:
A 24-year-old Sydney man has been jailed for nine years and six months after he posed as a teen to exploit and extort explicit images from children online.
MORE

Statement from father of victim of online child exploitation

Publish date:
Media note: The father of the child who approached the AFP provided the below statement on the condition of anonymity.
MORE

Three men charged, four children removed from harm after AFP investigation into child exploitation network

Publish date:
Two Sydney men and a Queensland man have been charged in the past week and four children have been saved from further harm, following a national police investigation into individuals allegedly producing and sharing child abuse material
MORE

59-year-old Christmas Island man jailed over child abuse offences

Publish date:
A Christmas Island man has been sentenced to four years and four months jail today (Friday, 8 May) in the Western Australia District Court for six child abuse-related offences involving a young girl.
MORE

Doreen man to face court over child abuse material offences

Publish date:
A 45-year-old man will face Melbourne Magistrate’s Court today, charged in relation to child abuse material offences.
MORE

Pages

National Security Hotline

Read the AFP Annual Report 2018-19

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation

Platypus Online: Read. Discover. Enjoy.