Federal Government creates new role to tackle most ‘sophisticated’ levels of organised crime

Federal Government creates new role to tackle most ‘sophisticated’ levels of organised crime

Updated May 01, 2018 17:41:42 Photo: Karl Kent becomes the Transnational Serious and Organised Crime Coordinator. (ABC News: Ian Cutmore) A new role has been created within the Home Affairs Department to tighten Australia’s grip on “sophisticated” serious and organised crime. Key points: New role part of approach to bolster …

Operation Saturate: Tasmanian Police targeting crime families, but lawyer group questions efficacy

Operation Saturate: Tasmanian Police targeting crime families, but lawyer group questions efficacy

Posted May 01, 2018 08:12:45 Photo: Talks are underway to extend the life of Operation Saturate. (Supplied) It’s a team of just 12 policemen and women, but between them over the past four months they have slashed Tasmania’s crime rate by 15 per cent. Operation Saturate was launched in January …

AMP scandal shows the cover-up is often worse than the crime

AMP scandal shows the cover-up is often worse than the crime

Updated April 30, 2018 16:20:41 It’s always the cover-up rather than the crime. And it’s the cover-up that will haunt AMP for years. When it comes to tallying up the list of atrocities committed against the community, examined in detail at the royal commission, AMP was a relatively minor offender. …

Vintage crime scene models used to train investigators on how to spot a clue

Vintage crime scene models used to train investigators on how to spot a clue

Posted April 28, 2018 05:19:13 Photo: Veteran police detective Guy Olivieri hones his observation and interpretation skills, examining this vintage miniature crime scene model. (ABC News: Stephanie March) Despite technological advancements in crime investigations, police investigators from around the world still turn to vintage crime scene models for training. Veteran …

SA police officer jailed for trafficking drugs after claiming it was ‘a victimless crime’

SA police officer jailed for trafficking drugs after claiming it was ‘a victimless crime’

Posted April 26, 2018 17:21:43 A former South Australian police officer has been jailed for at least 18 months for drug trafficking while she was a member of the force. The court heard 28-year-old Hayley May Greenwood told the author of a home detention report being prepared for the court …

Crime and Corruption Commission hits former Ipswich council CEO and wife with more charges

Crime and Corruption Commission hits former Ipswich council CEO and wife with more charges

Updated April 18, 2018 18:01:46 Photo: Carl Wulff and his wife are accused of accepting a score of corrupt payments. (ABC News – file image) A former Ipswich City Council CEO and his wife, who were charged by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) last year, have been hit with …

Welcome to Leinster: WA’s unique mining town with no mortgages and almost no crime

Welcome to Leinster: WA’s unique mining town with no mortgages and almost no crime

Updated April 18, 2018 07:14:12 Photo: BHP employee Glenn Palman says while the town has a lot to offer, it’s time for his family to move on. (ABC News: Tom Joyner) Around 1,000 kilometres north-east of Perth, in the northern goldfields, lies the unique town of Leinster — where everyone …

‘Youth crime wave’ terrorising residents in southern Adelaide, community forum hears

‘Youth crime wave’ terrorising residents in southern Adelaide, community forum hears

Posted April 17, 2018 09:07:46 Photo: Residents are concerned someone will be killed by rock throwing on the Southern Expressway. (Flickr: Michael Coghlan) A violent crime wave in Adelaide’s south, including cases of rock throwing and frequent assaults, is being fuelled by drugs and underage drinking, residents have told a …

Supreme Court rejects claim mother who shook baby so hard it died is ‘victim’ of her own crime

Supreme Court rejects claim mother who shook baby so hard it died is ‘victim’ of her own crime

Posted March 26, 2018 17:07:15 Photo: Jennifer Nicole Kennison (C) is a “victim of her own offending”, her defence lawyer said. (ABC News: Isabel Dayman) A defence lawyer’s suggestion a mother who shook her premature baby so hard he died is herself a “victim” of the crime has been rejected …

Victims of crime could access the superannuation of their perpetrators under new proposal

Victims of crime could access the superannuation of their perpetrators under new proposal

Posted March 26, 2018 15:05:44 Victims of crime could be allowed to access their perpetrators’ superannuation as part of compensation, under proposed legislation being worked on by the Federal Government. Key points: Victims of crime who pursue civil action against perpetrators cannot access any funds held in superannuation accounts The …