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Bandidos informant granted refugee status by Canada after cover blown in Australia

Bandidos informant granted refugee status by Canada after cover blown in Australia

Stevan Utah, who infiltrated bikie gang, believed to be the first Australian given refugee status by a foreign countryA former police informant who infiltrated an outlaw motorcycle gang has become the
Queensland in court fight with domestic violence victim whose details leaked by policeman

Queensland in court fight with domestic violence victim whose details leaked by policeman

Exclusive: Julie*, whose address was given to her violent former partner, in battle for compensation for having to relocate familyThe Queensland government is fighting a domestic violence victim in
Queensland corruption watchdog declines to investigate claim of whistleblower reprisal

Queensland corruption watchdog declines to investigate claim of whistleblower reprisal

Exclusive: Rick Flori, who leaked video of police colleagues bashing a man, says police and the CCC ‘don’t care’The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission has declined to investigate allegations
More than half of 147 Indigenous people who died in custody had not been found guilty

More than half of 147 Indigenous people who died in custody had not been found guilty

Guardian Australia investigation finds that 56% were on remand, died while fleeing police or during arrest, or were in protective custody• Deaths Inside: search the databaseMore than half of the
'People will continue to die': coroners' 'deaths in custody' reports ignored

'People will continue to die': coroners' 'deaths in custody' reports ignored

Legal experts say a backlog in inquests is fuelling inaction on recommendations that should be saving Indigenous lives“The real thinkers in this field think of coroners as public health and public
Queensland police taped over CCTV evidence showing domestic violence victim

Queensland police taped over CCTV evidence showing domestic violence victim

Exclusive: victim complains of case being dismissed as ‘petty’ by officer assigned to help her Queensland police taped over CCTV footage showing a violent offender confronting his former partner in a
Australia's spyware law could expose phones to exploitation, business group warns

Australia's spyware law could expose phones to exploitation, business group warns

Peter Dutton warned bid to boost government’s surveillance powers could give criminals more tools Peter Dutton’s proposed legislation to expand the government’s surveillance capabilities into
Leak of top-secret Asio advice on Israel embassy move referred to federal police

Leak of top-secret Asio advice on Israel embassy move referred to federal police

Asio director general Duncan Lewis says Scott Morrison had not sought the agency’s advice on possible embassy relocationThe leak of top-secret Asio advice to the media concerning Scott Morrison’s
Police youth liaison officer charged with raping child over 10 years

Police youth liaison officer charged with raping child over 10 years

Dean Perkins, who visited Sydney schools warning of online dangers, charged with multiple child sexual abuse offencesA Sydney police officer tasked with warning schoolchildren about the dangers of
Queensland pressured to abandon legal fight against domestic violence victim

Queensland pressured to abandon legal fight against domestic violence victim

Exclusive: Shadow attorney general says government should compensate Julie* for privacy breachThe Queensland government is facing increased pressure to back away from a legal fight with a domestic
Queensland police constable told to give evidence in domestic violence privacy case

Queensland police constable told to give evidence in domestic violence privacy case

Exclusive: Neil Punchard, the officer who leaked a woman’s details to her former husband, must attend tribunalThe Queensland police officer who leaked a domestic violence victim’s details has been
Victoria police pose as car window washers to catch out drivers using mobile phones

Victoria police pose as car window washers to catch out drivers using mobile phones

Covert operation took place in Melbourne suburb of Nunawading with 38 infringement notices issuedVictorian police posed as car window washers in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Nunawading as part of
Greens MP demands answers on racist and sexist Facebook posts by police

Greens MP demands answers on racist and sexist Facebook posts by police

Jenny Leong is suing NSW police over a series of derogatory posts made or ‘liked’ by serving officersA New South Wales Greens MP who is suing the state’s police force over a series of racist and
Police watchdog to oversee review into blunders that led to girl's alleged sexual assault

Police watchdog to oversee review into blunders that led to girl's alleged sexual assault

Anthony Sampieri was on parole in NSW when he allegedly sexually assaulted a seven-year-old child in Sydney’s southThe New South Wales police watchdog says it will “closely oversee” an internal police
Auchenflower standoff: two men holed up in Brisbane suburb after shot fired at police

Auchenflower standoff: two men holed up in Brisbane suburb after shot fired at police

Emergency declared and nearby streets, including Coronation Drive, closed by Queensland policeTwo armed men who allegedly fired a shot at police are in a standoff with officers in a building in the
Gangsters, cops and Lawyer X: the police informant scandal that has shocked Australia

Gangsters, cops and Lawyer X: the police informant scandal that has shocked Australia

‘Appalling’ breach of duty castigated and 22 criminals may challenge convictions after revelation that defence barrister doublecrossed her clientsIn 2005, eight years after the murder of the
Victorian police spent $4.52m on legal costs to protect Lawyer X’s safety

Victorian police spent $4.52m on legal costs to protect Lawyer X’s safety

Police lost their two-year battle to stop prosecutors releasing information about a gangland lawyer’s role as an informerPolice in Victoria spent $4.52m in legal costs attempting to prevent the
Hakeem Al-Araibi: Australian Interpol office alerted Thailand to arrival of refugee

Hakeem Al-Araibi: Australian Interpol office alerted Thailand to arrival of refugee

Department of Home Affairs confirms alert came from Australia but cannot explain how red notice was issuedThe Department of Home Affairs has confirmed it was the Australian bureau of Interpol that
Queensland police charge officer with hacking after domestic violence victim's details leaked

Queensland police charge officer with hacking after domestic violence victim's details leaked

Exclusive: Senior Constable Neil Punchard, disciplined for sending woman’s address to her violent former husband, faces nine chargesQueensland police have laid nine criminal charges against an officer
Queensland police shoot teenager who allegedly threatened them with knives

Queensland police shoot teenager who allegedly threatened them with knives

Police say boy, 16, was struck in abdomen after two officers fired at him in Forest LakeQueensland police have shot a teenage boy in the abdomen after he allegedly threatened two officers with