Greens leader Adam Bandt speaks to AFP over Lidia Thorpe’s undisclosed relationship with ex-bikie

Adam Bandt’s office has confirmed the Greens leader has met with Australian Federal Police to discuss Senator Lidia Thorpe’s undisclosed relationship with a former bikie boss. key points: Police have met with Adam Bandt over his senator’s undisclosed relationship with an ex-bikie Details of hearings attended by Lidia Thorpe while she was in the relationship … Read more

New task force to target ‘scumbag’ hackers following Medibank and Optus cyber attacks

Russian criminals accused of stealing Medibank customer data have been labeled “scumbags”, with the government vowing to “hack hackers” through a new task force targeting ransomware gangs. Key points: About 100 officers will be working on the joint operation between the AFP and Australia’s cyber spy agency As well as hunting down those behind cyber … Read more

Russia responds after AFP Commissioner says Medibank hackers based in Russia

Russia’s embassy in Australia has criticised a statement by Australian Federal Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw that those responsible for the Medibank hack are based in Russia, saying the announcement was made before the AFP contacted Russian law enforcement agencies. Key points: AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw says a group of cyber criminals based in Russia are believed to be responsible … Read more

China to gift water cannon trucks, vehicles to Solomon Islands police days after Australian donation

China will today donate at least two water cannon trucks and a host of vehicles to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), in yet another sign that it is intent on entrenching its position as a major security partner in the country. Key points: The equipment will be handed over at a ceremony involving … Read more

‘Willing to do whatever is asked’: Women repatriated from Syria regret trouble caused

The four Australian women who have come home from a Syrian detention camp say they are willing to do whatever it takes to keep the community safe. Key points: Four Australian women repatriated from Syria issue a statement expressing gratitude and regret The women may be subject to control orders Opposition home affairs minister Karen … Read more

Queensland lawyer Michael Bosscher charged over alleged involvement in $4.5m money laundering syndicate

High-profile Queensland lawyer Michael Bosscher has been charged over his alleged involvement in a $4.5 million money laundering operation. Key points: Lawyer Michael Bosscher allegedly deposited millions of dollars in suspected proceeds of crime into fraudulent bank accounts The AFP says the syndicate is responsible for laundering $4.5 million since February 2021 Police say $70,000 … Read more

Katherine man who groomed girls, solicited child abuse material sentenced to jail

A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to almost four years in prison after pleading guilty to 39 child abuse related charges when he was living in Katherine. Key points: A Katherine man has been sentenced to jail over offenses relating to child abuse material He pleaded guilty to 39 child abuse related charges A tip … Read more

Morrison’s Higgins investigation a very revealing cover-up: FLASHBACK 2021

The Bruce Lehrmann trial is in its second week, with many concerned about the well-being of Brittany Higgins after her unavailability to attend the trial. In this article from 2021, managing editor Michelle Pini examined back on the despicable way the Morrison Government turned its Higgins and tried to cover up the scandal. * CONTENT … Read more

Foreign call centre raided over alleged links to scam tricking Australians out of their superannuation

It’s a Friday morning inside a Philippines call centre on the eastern outskirts of Metro Manila, and dozens of staff are calling Australians. This call centre is allegedly linked to sophisticated multi-million-dollar scams that have targeted Australians for their retirement nest eggs. The ABC’s 7.30 program can reveal details of one scam that “cloned” or … Read more

Dutton’s alleged corrupt link to drug kingpin: FLASHBACK 2019

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton was featured on Four Corners this week to show ABC viewers the “full picture” of who he really is. In this article from 2019, Ross Jones highlighted one of the more damning scandals tarnishing Dutton’s name. JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO, an article was published on Medium that accused Home … Read more