Topic archives: Australian Federal Police

Well that didn’t take long: AWU raid turns into all-engulfing firestorm

October 26, 2017 55

Not unexpectedly, the government's attempt to attack Bill Shorten via the Registered Organisations Commission has blown up spectacularly.

History shows the AWU raid could backfire for the Coalition

October 25, 2017 62

The AFP raid on the AWU for a GetUp donation in 2005 has plenty of risks for a government that is developing an image of using the police to harass its opponents.

Tips and rumours

May 9, 2017 3

Money for cops? ... inland rail boondoggle ... who's that guy? ...

AFP snooped on a journo, but it was your pollies and media that let it happen

May 2, 2017 6

The Australian Federal Police's casual dismissal of a serious breach of data retention laws is appropriate given the way those laws were passed.

AFP’s metadata breach shows just how ‘trustworthy’ the agency is

May 1, 2017 9

The Australian Federal Police has twice, in less than a year, shown an entire lack of respect for the journalists and their sources, in defiance of the law.

AFP admits to data breach involving journalist’s phone records

AFP admits to data breach involving journalist’s phone records

April 28, 2017 11

The Australian Federal Police has admitted they illegally accessed the call records of a journalist in seeking to chase down a source.

How many lives will Hanson’s bigotry cost?

March 27, 2017 20

In undermining the capacity of security agencies to work effectively with Australia's Muslim communities, Pauline Hanson's vilification of Muslims increases the risk of a terror attack.

Why Australia has been so quiet on the Malaysian bribery scandal

January 25, 2017 3

Could the importance of our diplomatic relationship with Malaysia be taking precedence over the principles of criminal justice? Freelance journalist Jarni Blakkarly reports.

AFP courts white hat hackers with lame Facebook ad

December 19, 2016 1

The cybercriminal looks cooler, to be honest.

Police pursue journalists in Parliament House NBN raid

August 24, 2016 21

The Australian Federal Police have raided Parliament House as their hunt for NBN Co whistleblowers erupts into the political arena again. Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.