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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is the national and principal federal law enforcement agency of the Australian Government with the unique role of investigating crime and to protect the national security of the Commonwealth of Australia. The AFP is an independent agency of the Department of Home Affairs and is responsible to the Minister for Home Affairs and accountable to the Parliament of Australia. As of October 2019 the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police is Reece Kershaw, formerly the Northern Territory Police Commissioner.
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AFP investigation of controversial Sydney airport deal probing 'fraud' and 'corruption' concernsThe investigation centres around the purchase of the Leppington Triangle land near Western Sydney Airport for the allegedly inflated value of $30 million.
NSW Labor MP's home raided by AFP and ASIO amid questions about China linksNSW upper house MP Shaoquett Moselmane has been suspended from the Labor Party after AFP and ASIO raided his home in Sydney.
NSW Labor MP's Sydney home raided by AFP, ASIOThe Sydney home of a NSW Labor upper house MP has been searched by Australian Federal Police and ASIO officers.
AFP won't charge journalist Annika Smethurst after probe of leaked documentsAustralian Federal Police will not lay any charges against News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst after investigating leaked documents she used in an article.
AFP won't charge journo Annika SmethurstAustralian Federal Police will not lay any charges against News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst after investigating leaked documents she used in an article.
AFP 'don't set out to do illegal raids' says Commissioner, after High Court rules Smethurst raid warrant invalidThe High Court has found a warrant used by Australian Federal Police to search the Canberra home of News Corp reporter Annika Smethurst last year was invalid.
Warrant used by AFP to raid home of News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst ruled invalid by High CourtThe High Court has found a warrant used by Australian Federal Police to search the Canberra home of News Corp reporter Annika Smethurst last year was invalid.
AFP recruits filmed partying amid virus lockdowns could be 'sacked'The Australian Federal Police cadets who were filmed breaking social distancing rules at a Canberra residential college now face the prospect of expulsion.
AFP recruits under investigation after late-night party amid strict social distancing rulesAustralian Federal Police recruits who were busted breaking social distancing rules to throw a party are now under investigation.
AFP to investigate ‘late-night party’ among its recruitsAustralian Federal Police recruits who were busted breaking social distancing rules to throw a party are now under investigation.
Australian Federal Police recruits break social distancing rulesAustralian Federal Police recruits have been caught throwing a party at their residential college amid strictly enforced social distancing rules.
Soldier stood down over alleged shooting of unarmed Afghan manAn Australian special forces soldier has been suspended from duty and the incident referred to the Australian Federal Police.
ABC seeks urgent court order to stop police from accessing seized documentsThe ABC is still considering whether to appeal against a ruling that found an Australian Federal Police raid on its Sydney headquarters was legally valid.
ABC to seek urgent injunction against AFP to halt use of documentsThe national broadcaster and the Australian Federal Police are expected to return to court on Monday in the latest round of their fight over documents seized during a raid.
'A blow to democracy': Federal Court dismisses ABC case against AFP raidsThe Federal Court has dismissed a legal bid by the ABC to block the Australian Federal Police from perusing documents they seized in a 2019 raid.
Australian Federal Police clear Angus Taylor over City of Sydney letterThe Australian Federal Police has found no evidence Energy Minister Angus Taylor was involved in falsifying information.
AFP finds 'no Commonwealth offence' following allegations against Bruce PascoeThe Australian Federal Police has finalised an investigation into alleged fraudulent activity against the Commonwealth by author Bruce Pascoe.
Claims Bruce Pascoe lied about Indigenous heritage dismissed by AFPThe Australian Federal Police has dismissed an allegation author Bruce Pascoe has financially benefitted by falsely claiming he has Indigenous heritage.
Federal cabinet meets to discuss long-term response to bushfiresSenior federal cabinet ministers are meeting to discuss the details of the new national bushfire recovery agency led by former Australian Federal Police chief Andrew Colvin.
Police launch second war crimes investigation into Ben Roberts-SmithTwo separate Australian Federal Police teams are now conducting investigations into Australia's most decorated living soldier over his time in Afghanistan.
Were they executed? The fate of the Pong Su crew when they got back to North KoreaDetective Appleby, who is the AFP’s senior liaison officer in Hong Kong, stressed that though it was his informed belief that as many as 26 of the 30 crew were executed, it was not a confirmed fact.
AFP 'actively investigating' alleged Chinese spy's foreign interference claimsThe Australian Federal Police is investigating claims of foreign interference made by alleged Chinese spy Wang Liqiang -believed to be in hiding in Sydney.
'A new paradigm': Australia's new top cop promises era of transparencyThe new AFP Commissioner says in the social media age, information voids are too often filled with rumours and incorrect detail.
Australian police freeze multi-million dollar properties in Chinese crime link probeThe Australian Federal Police (AFP) said on Thursday it had frozen properties worth A$17.3 million ($11.9 million), including a "supersized mansion" as part of an investigation into money laundering by..
'No role' for implied freedom of political communication in ABC raid decision: AFPThe barrister acting for the Australian Federal Police told the Federal Court a search warrant authorising the raid on the ABC was legally valid.
'We don't want any sensationalist headlines,' AFP allegedly told ABCA federal police agent told the ABC's lawyers that it wanted to avoid "sensationalist headlines" such as "AFP raids ABC", the Federal Court has heard.
New AFP boss wants review after grilling over raids on journalistsThe new head of the Australian Federal Police has faced a tough line of questioning over the AFP's perceived role in undermining public confidence in press freedom.
New AFP head calls for review after media raidsThe new head of the Australian Federal Police has faced a tough line of questioning over the AFP's perceived role in undermining public confidence in press freedom.
AFP boss apologises to Hakeem al-Araibi for his 'unfortunate detention'The new boss of the Australian Federal Police has apologised to Hakeem al-Araibi for the time he spent detained in Thailand.
Australia police arrest Iraqi man over deaths of over 350 asylum seekers in 2001The Australian Federal Police said on Saturday it had charged a 43-year-old Iraqi man for his part in allegedly organizing a people smuggling venture that led to the deaths of more than 350 asylum..
Airline passengers targeted in new AFP forced marriage awareness campaignA new campaign by Australian Federal Police is being rolled out at Australia's busiest airport to try and raise awareness about the crime of forced marriage.
AFP raids home of former defence minister adviserAustralian federal police have raided the Canberra home of a former ministerial adviser.
'Good work by all': Home Affairs boss praised AFP raid on journalist’s houseHome Affairs Secretary Michael Pezzullo called AFP Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan to congratulate him on the raid of a News Corp journalist's house.
Home Affairs boss lauds cops on media raidHome Affairs Secretary Michael Pezzullo called AFP Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan to congratulate him on the raid of a News Corp journalist's house.
Former AFP boss pushes for pill-testing at festivalsMick Palmer, who was AFP commissioner for seven years to April 2001, says it's time for the nation to accept police-based prohibition has failed.
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Outgoing AFP chief backs media raids as replacement speculation swirlsThe Australian Federal Police underwent “too much change, too quickly” under the outgoing commissioner Andrew Colvin, according to the the AFPA president.
'He saw the writing on the wall': AFP commissioner rules out new termThe departure of the nation's top police officer, Andrew Colvin, leaves a newcomer to inherit the fall-out over media raids and what a former justice minister called a significant deterioration in..
AFP raids: Peter Dutton rejects calls to drop leak cases against mediaPeter Dutton has rejected calls from media chiefs to drop police investigations into journalists at the ABC and News Corp over leaked government information.
Dutton rejects calls to drop media casesThe home affairs minister is yet to say if legal action against journalists targeted by AFP raids will continue, despite calls from media chiefs to drop it.
Police stations and courts among targets in alleged Sydney terror plotA 12-month investigation by NSW Police and the Australian Federal Police has led to the arrest of three individuals linked to an alleged terror plot, which police say were targeting public venues in..
Terror plot targeted public places: policeNSW Police and the Australian Federal Police have arrested three men over an alleged terror plot following raids across western Sydney.
AFP speaks on three arrested in alleged Sydney terror plotNSW Police and the Australian Federal Police have uncovered an alleged terror plot in Sydney with connections to IS.
IS supporters arrested in Sydney: policeNSW Police and the Australian Federal Police have arrested three men over an alleged terror plot following raids across western Sydney.
Three arrested as alleged terror plot uncovered in SydneyNSW Police and the Australian Federal Police have uncovered an alleged terror plot in Sydney.
ABC and News Corp challenge federal police raid warrantsNews Corp says it intends to mount legal action over the AFP raid on a journalist's home, as the ABC launches legal action over the raid on its Sydney offices.
'Jesus, am I going to be next?': Press freedom under attackLast week many were disturbed to see the Australian Federal Police raiding News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst and the ABC using the fig leaf of protecting our national security.