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Melbourne man sentenced over foiled NYE terror plot

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A 23-year-old Melbourne man was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment with a non-parole period of seven years and six months, after facing court today (Thursday 21 May, 2020) over his role in the preparation and planning of a terrorist act in the Melbourne CBD ahead of the 2017/18 New Year’s Eve celebrations.
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Sydney man arrested over alleged links to online child abuse network

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A 20-year-old Sydney man is scheduled to appear before the Central Local Court today charged with child abuse offences after an Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigation allegedly connected him to an online network suspected of producing and sharing child abuse material.
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Third person jailed over 1.9 tonne bust

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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.
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New early childhood online safety education initiative launched

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

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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.
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Two SA men charged over bunker methylamphetamine lab

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

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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.
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Sydney man jailed for online exploitation and extortion of children

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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.
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Statement from father of victim of online child exploitation

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Media note: The father of the child who approached the AFP provided the below statement on the condition of anonymity.
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Three men charged, four children removed from harm after AFP investigation into child exploitation network

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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
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