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Sydney man arrested for swearing at police – video

Sydney man arrested for swearing at police – video

A Sydney man is fighting an offensive language conviction, arguing police shouldn't have stopped him in the first place. The arresting police officer told the man, who was walking along a road in
More than 50% of those on secretive NSW police blacklist are Aboriginal

More than 50% of those on secretive NSW police blacklist are Aboriginal

Police commissioner concedes Suspect Target Management Plan has problems, but defends its objectivesMore than half the people on a secretive New South Wales police blacklist are Aboriginal, the
NT police failed to act after suicide attempts in caged vehicles, coroner finds

NT police failed to act after suicide attempts in caged vehicles, coroner finds

Internal report recommended CCTV cameras be installed in caged vehicles following death in custodyNorthern Territory police failed to act on a string of self-harm and suicide attempts in caged police
Man arrested over alleged plan for terror act on New Year's Eve in Melbourne

Man arrested over alleged plan for terror act on New Year's Eve in Melbourne

Victoria police say 20-year-old man, who has not been charged, was arrested after joint counter-terrorism operation in the city on MondayA 20-year-old man has been arrested in Victoria after
Indigenous woman met with 'foul play' and may have been murdered, inquiry finds

Indigenous woman met with 'foul play' and may have been murdered, inquiry finds

Petronella Albert disappeared from Broome in Western Australia but original investigation file was destroyed An Aboriginal woman who disappeared from Broome in Western Australia 18 years ago met with
Indigenous man who died after car crash investigated as death in custody

Indigenous man who died after car crash investigated as death in custody

Man, 47, from Tjuntjuntjarra the second person in month to die in Western Australia police custodyAn Indigenous man who died while detained by police after a car crash in Kalgoorlie is the second
‘How can four people just vanish?’: Odd tales emerge in Nannup case

‘How can four people just vanish?’: Odd tales emerge in Nannup case

Inquest into mysterious missing person case features talk of a doomsday cult leader, identify theft and a suicide pactCathy McDougall freezes every time she hears that police have found a body.Every
Australia ratifies UN protocol, agreeing to mainland detention centre inspections

Australia ratifies UN protocol, agreeing to mainland detention centre inspections

Under Opcat, the government will be obliged to establish an independent detention watchdog Australia has ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture – eight years after signing
Australian police charge man with acting as economic agent for North Korea

Australian police charge man with acting as economic agent for North Korea

The 59-year-old man is alleged to have breached sanctions and is accused of dealing with weapons of mass destructionThe Australian federal police have arrested a man in Sydney over allegedly acting as

Australian man arrested over allegedly acting as economic agent for North Korea – video

Australian federal police assistant commissioner Neil Gaughan speaks at a press conference following the arrest of Choi Han Chan, a 59-year-old Australian citizen of South Korean descent, for
Police accidentally livestream plans for alleged North Korean agent's arrest

Police accidentally livestream plans for alleged North Korean agent's arrest

Australian federal police launch internal investigation after link to a Periscope broadcast is tweeted by mistakeAustralian federal police accidentally livestreamed their discussion about the arrest
'Chaos everywhere': witnesses tell of horror on Flinders Street

'Chaos everywhere': witnesses tell of horror on Flinders Street

Within hours, one of Melbourne’s busiest spots was deserted after a driver injured 14 in what is believed to be ‘a deliberate act’The intersection outside of Melbourne’s Flinders Street train station
Four arrested as Christmas Day beach parties in Melbourne and Sydney turn sour

Four arrested as Christmas Day beach parties in Melbourne and Sydney turn sour

Police and revellers exchange accusations after confrontations involving several thousand people at St Kilda and Little Bay Four people have been arrested after two huge, unplanned Christmas parties
Huge New Year's Eve police operation planned for Sydney and Melbourne

Huge New Year's Eve police operation planned for Sydney and Melbourne

‘We will basically lock down the centre of the city,’ Victoria police chief says as NSW counterparts vow to protect revellersNew Year’s Eve in Australia’s two largest cities will be under the watchful
Flinders Street crash: 83-year-old grandfather dies from injuries

Flinders Street crash: 83-year-old grandfather dies from injuries

Antonios Crocaris passed away on Friday night, eight days after a car drove into 18 pedestrians in the heart of MelbourneA grandfather has died after being mowed down last week by a car on Flinders
Sydney welcomes 2018 with eight tonnes of fireworks

Sydney welcomes 2018 with eight tonnes of fireworks

Centrepiece of new year display was rainbow tribute to historic same-sex marriage vote and upcoming 40th anniversary of Mardi GrasThe clock has ticked over to 2018 and Sydney has done what it does
Labor lambasts Dutton for 'playing to the crowd' over Melbourne crime comments

Labor lambasts Dutton for 'playing to the crowd' over Melbourne crime comments

Anthony Albanese pours scorn on Peter Dutton’s claim people are too scared of African gangs to go to restaurantsLabor frontbencher Anthony Albanese has fired back at Peter Dutton for “playing to the
'Proven to work': scheme tackling alcoholism helps keep young offenders out of jail

'Proven to work': scheme tackling alcoholism helps keep young offenders out of jail

At one time Domac Gile-Lul was drinking four litres of wine a day. Experts say the program that rescued him saves lives “I’ve been very stressed. I’m very relieved that it’s all over. I know it was my
Daniel Andrews accuses Dutton of trying to ‘get rise out of people’ over gang comments

Daniel Andrews accuses Dutton of trying to ‘get rise out of people’ over gang comments

Premier says minister’s claim Victorians ‘too scared’ to go out ‘designed to be as controversial as possible’, and criticises Turnbull for rubbishing police Daniel Andrews has criticised the prime
Police pursuits: investigation clears WA officers and finds meth had role in deaths

Police pursuits: investigation clears WA officers and finds meth had role in deaths

Coroner finds police were not responsible for any of the crashes and says blame lies with drivers of vehicles being pursuedA coroner investigating the deaths of six people who died in traffic crashes