Tag Archives: Indonesia

“The Mafia Looms”: AFP Commissioner

September 27th, 1998 Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Palmer has warned of a regional threat to Australia by international criminal networks exploiting the collapse of the economies of countries in the AsiaPacific. Mr Palmer said on Friday that unemployment and … Continue reading

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GADDAFI-LINKED COMPANY ASSIST AUSTRALIAN COMPANY WIN CONTRACTS

Thursday October 3 2013 – Leighton Holdings’ offshore arms enlisted a network of Middlemen with links to influential officials in corruption-prone countries to help it win huge contracts. Those middlemen included a Monaco firm with ties to former Libyan dictator … Continue reading

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LEIGHTON CONSTRUCTION GROUP RIDDLED WITH CORRUPTION

Thursday October 3 2013 – Corruption and cover-ups in Leighton Holdings’ international construction empire were rife and known to top company executives and directors, according to internal company files. Those in the know included the Australian construction giant’s chief executive … Continue reading

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AUSTRALIA’S MOST NOTORIOUS CRIME BOSSES FOUND TO LIVE ALL OVER THE GLOBE

Saturday August 31 2013 – More than two-thirds of the organised crime bosses listed as the greatest threats to Australia are located overseas. The top-secret intelligence list contains the names of kingpins and syndicates, about 67% of whom are believed … Continue reading

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FIVE ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED PEOPLE SMUGGLING

Friday August 30 2013 – Australian Federal Police have arrested five foreign nationals accused of being “key players” in offshore people-smuggling syndicates, in raids across four states. AFP Assistant Commissioner Steve Lancaster said three men had been arrested in Australian … Continue reading

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AFP FUNDING BECOMING AN ISSUE

Friday August 30 2013 – The Australian Federal Police has no operational power in Indonesia, but when people smugglers are busted by Indonesian police, Australian manpower and money are often playing a role in the background. Head of the AFP … Continue reading

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BOUNTY ON BOATS: COALITION BUY-BACK TO PUT AN END TO PEOPLE SMUGGLERS

Friday August 23 2013 – A boat buy-back scheme and bounties paid in Indonesia are part of a planned crackdown on people smuggling, under a Coalition government. Australian taxpayers would buy leaking fishing boats from poor fishermen where intelligence identified … Continue reading

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TERROR WATCH, US ISSUES TRAVEL ALERT – Monday August 5 2013

– The White House has held a high-level meeting about terror fears, prompting Washington to issue a travel alert and to order many embassies across the Islamic world to close temporarily. Saturday’s meeting, chaired by National Security Adviser Susan Rice, … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA. NOW GO AWAY – Sunday July 21 2013

– Australia’s new hardline treatment of refugees has begun, with 81 asylum seekers on their way to Papua New Guinea after arriving in Australian waters early on Saturday. The asylum seekers – most from Iran – are the first to … Continue reading

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CYBER-CRIME CRACKDOWN – Sunday July 14 2013

– Australia will help fund the establishment of three centres in Indonesia aimed at cracking down on organised cyber crime. During his recent visit to Jakarta, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd committed $600,000 for the centres, one in South Sumatra, one … Continue reading

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