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Toastmasters International Set to Chair Cairns City Forum Live!

Toastmasters International Set to Chair Cairns City Forum Live! B

Cairns, QLD, Australia – (News4us.com) March 28, 2012 Mayoral and divisional councillor candidates will take to the stage on Sunday, 1 April to present their ‘case’ in an effort to secure votes in the lead up to local government elections. Toastmasters International, supported by the combined Toastmasters Clubs of Cairns will host forum 2 and […]

Natural Disaster Assistance for Flooded Northern NSW Initiated by Australian Federal Government

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NSW, Australia – (News4us.com) January 31, 2012 Northern New South Wales torrential rain and flooding continues to devastate the local communities without any sign of ending. Minister for Emergency Management, Robert McClelland MP, stated that the Federal Labour Government has announced natural disaster assistance for the Northern New South Wales communities hit hard by the […]

Military Black Hawk Helicopters Given Green Light in Australia

Black Hawk Helicopters Dock

Australia – (News4us.com) January 24, 2012 The Australian Army’s Black Hawk helicopters have returned to full flying operations following the lifting of a recent maintenance suspension. The military Black Hawk helicopter suspension which was put in place on the 19th of January 2012, following the identification of a number of fractured bolts during a routine […]

60 Tons of Illegal Tobacco & Millions of Counterfeit Cigarettes Seized

60 Tons of Illegal Tobacco & Millions of Counterfeit Cigarettes Seized

NSW, Australia (News4us.com) September 01, 2011 A joint law enforcement operation has charged two men with alleged importation and bribery offences following the seizure of more than 60 tonnes of illegal tobacco. The investigation was conducted by Operation Polaris; a joint waterfront operation comprising the NSW Police Force, Australian Federal Police, Australian Customs and Border […]

Terrorist Attacks & Everyday Chemicals a Concern for Governments Around the World

Terrorist Attacks & Everyday Chemicals

Australia (News4us.com) June 13, 2011 Attorney-General Robert McClelland said the Government has today published a list of Chemicals of Security Concern to help stop chemicals that could be used in a terrorist attack getting into the wrong hands. Mr McClelland said the list had been developed by intelligence and policing agencies and endorsed by the […]

International Cocaine Drug Syndicate Bust Leads to 3 Arrests in Australia

International Cocaine Drug Syndicate Bust

Canberra, ACT, Australia (News4us.com) May 30, 2011 In a joint media release the Australian Federal Police, Customs & Border Protection & the Queensland Police Service announced that an International drug syndicate which stretched half way around the planet had been smashed, leading to arrests in Australia. It took a concerted effort by global law enforcement […]

New Report on Australian Surveillance & Covert Ops Released

New Report on Australian Surveillance & Covert Ops Released

Canberra, ACT, Australia (News4us.com) May 26, 2011 The Commonwealth Ombudsman today released its most recent six-monthly report on law enforcement compliance under the Surveillance Devices Act. Law enforcement agencies are given considerable covert information gathering powers under legislation. It is the role of the Commonwealth Ombudsman to ensure that such powers are used lawfully. Surveillance […]

The Fight Against Child Abuse Gains Global Momentum

The Fight Against Child Abuse Gains Global Momentum

Australia (News4us.com) May 26, 2011 The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) alliance expands their world wide reach even further with the inclusion of three new industry partners. As the ongoing fight against child sexual exploitation gains momentum, new industry partners are now joining the global law enforcement initiative, assisting in the successful prosecutions of hundreds of […]

Man Charged by Australian Federal Police for People Smuggling

Man Charged by Australian Federal Police for People Smuggling

Australia (News4us.com) May 12, 2011 The Australian Federal Police (AFP) can confirm that a 40-year-old Iran born Australian citizen has been charged for allegedly facilitating people smuggling ventures including the Christmas Island tragedy on 15 December 2010. The man was detained by Indonesian authorities on 25 January 2011 and deported from Indonesia to Australia today […]

Two Malaysian Nationals Charged with Importing 42KG of Heroin in Furniture

Two Malaysian Nationals Charged with Importing 42KG of Heroin in Furniture

Sydney, NSW, Australia (News4us.com) May 12, 2011 A joint law enforcement taskforce has delivered another blow to organised crime and drug syndicates in Australia, arresting and charging two men with the importation of 42kg of heroin carefully secreted in a shipment of furniture. In the early hours of this morning, the Joint Organised Crime Group […]

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