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ACTION TO STAMP OUT CUSTOMS CORRUPTION – Wednesday July 3 2013

– Customs officers will be forced to regularly change roles, have federal police officers embedded with them and conduct extra waterfront patrols as part of reforms to fight corruption and infiltration by organised crime. Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare will … Continue reading

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OFFICER ‘MISLED POLICE’ OVER DEATH – Friday June 28 2013

– A coroner has raised serious questions about the conduct of a senior Warrnambool police officer over the death of a man punched outside a pub by one of the officer’s friends. Coroner Jane Hendtlass said Acting Sergeant Chris Moloney … Continue reading

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SCAMS FLEECE COUNCIL OF UP TO $1 MILLION – Sunday June 23 2013

– A fraud investigation at Stonnington Council has found that corrupt staff and contractors could have stolen up to $1 million, which has raised serious governance concerns at the embattled municipality. Doubts have also been cast over the council’s recruitment … Continue reading

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CUSTOMS OFFICERS’ LINKS TO BIKIES – Saturday June 22 2013

– Corruption “denial” in Australia’s customs service enabled crooked officers to exploit security gaps and turn a steroid importing ring into an international drug trafficking business. That is the key finding of Australia’s top graft investigator, Philip Moss, who also … Continue reading

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GRAFT UNIT ARRESTS MONTREAL MAYOR – Wednesday June 19 2013

– Mayor Michael Applebaum faces 14 criminal charges, including fraud and breach of trust, after being arrested by Quebec’s anti-corruption taskforce. The charges are linked to two real estate transactions that involved “tens of thousands of dollars” in illegal payments … Continue reading

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PNG ‘DIRTY MONEY’ TRAIL LEADS TO AUSTRALIA – Wednesday June 2013

– Millions of dollars allegedly corruptly obtained from the PNG government has been siphoned to Australian banks, confidential banking documents reveal. Fairfax Media has also confirmed that Australian bank NAB recently increased its due diligence on some money transfers from … Continue reading

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AFP FAILED TO PROBE BHP BRIBERY CLAIMS – Monday June 17 2013

– Federal police made a “critical decision” not to investigate criminal allegations that Australians working for BHP Billiton had bribed officials in Cambodia, China and Western Australia and instead handballed the case to the corporate regulator; which also ran no … Continue reading

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THOMSON HAS 100,000 FOOD REASONS TO BE SMILING – Friday May 17 2013

– Craig Thomson stands to pocket more than $100,000 from the Australian taxpayer by running as an independent. The scandal-plagued NSW MP has backed away from his explosive claim that Labor offered him a deal not to contest his NSW … Continue reading

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LEAKS GROSS BREACH OF TRUST: LAY – Tuesday May 7 2013

– Police fear a major information leak will compromise serious criminal investigations, including some into bikie gangs. Chief Commissioner Ken Lay said on Monday he had set up Taskforce Keel to uncover the breach, which was detected when police documents … Continue reading

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NOW IT’S HIGGS IN THE CAN – Wednesday May 1 2013

– It was supposed to be a straightforward armed robbery when John William Samuel Higgs and his three mates bailed up a West Meadows chicken farmer called Vincent Dugan. The gang surprised the farmer outside his home around 9:50pm on … Continue reading

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