Tag Archives: Australian Attorney-General

POLICE EAGER TO SHARE PHONE TAPS

Monday August 19 2013 – The nation’s top crime fighter says laws that prevent police sharing telephone intercept information with sporting bodies should be relaxed to expose corruption. “While ultimately a matter for government…there is potential and opportunity to relax … Continue reading

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“WE WERE IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME” – Sunday June 23 2013

– Six young Australians are about to be placed on Interpol’s most-wanted list as diplomatic tension mounts over a formal demand that they return to Peru and stand trial for murder. Melbourne trio Hugh and Tom Hanlon and Jessica Vo … Continue reading

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‘CONVICTED JIHADIST’ WARNING DROPPED – Saturday June 15 2013

– Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has cautioned politicians against playing politics with national security after Interpol withdrew murder charges against the Egyptian asylum seeker in immigration detention and hounded by the Coalition as a ‘convicted Jihadist terrorist’. The dramatic twist in … Continue reading

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DOUBLE TROUBLE – Friday June 7 2013

– It’s the highest-profile prosecution of an official leaker in the United States for at least a generation. In the dock is a young United States Army private. But he’s not the only person US prosecutors have their sights on … Continue reading

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MERCHANT OF DEATH’S CRONY SENT BACK TO FACE US JUSTICE – Sunday May 26 2013

– A man accused of being the financial brains behind convicted international arms dealer Viktor Bout has been extradited from Australia to the United States. Syrian-born Richard Chichakli, 53, had been living in Melbourne under an alias and working as … Continue reading

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POLICE FIND WAY TO REVEAL DIRT – Wednesday May 15 2013

– Police have identified a way they believe allows them to tip off the racing industry about dodgy jockeys, trainers and owners without breaking the law. And the AFL yesterday made an appeal to police to also tell it of … Continue reading

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FINE-TUNING PUSH ON TERROR LAWS – Tuesday May 14 2013

– The definition of a terrorist act should be tightened and ASIO’s powers reduced to maintain civil liberties, reviews of counter-terrorism law have found. But the federal government may overlook the recommendations in the wake of the Boston bombings and … Continue reading

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AUSTRALIANS FIGHTING WITH SYRIA RADICALS – Sunday May 12 2013

– The four Australians killed in Syria’s civil war since August were fighting Assad forces and not providing humanitarian aid as claimed, according to the websites of jihadist groups. Posts on online forums, including some linked with the al-Qaeda affiliate … Continue reading

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LAWMAN GROUNDED – Friday May 3 2013

– The nation’s top lawmaker has been ticked off for breaking flight rules in a high-flying phone drama. Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has issued a red-faced apology after Qantas called in the Australian Federal Police when he refused to turn off … Continue reading

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AUSTRALIAN POLICE ON GUARD FOR LONE WOLVES – Monday April 22 2013

– Radical lone wolf terrorists are a grave potential threat to Australia, AFP Commissioner Tony Negus said after the Boston bombings. The warnings from Australia’s top cop came as Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus claimed a radical Sydney cleric had changed his … Continue reading

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