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The AFP is releasing a glossary of acronyms and emojis that can be used by child predators who engage in sexualised communication online and via text message. 

The glossary has been developed from information contained in investigations and reports undertaken by the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) and AFP child protection teams across Australia. Many students are receiving their own tablets and mobile phones for the first time ahead of their return to school, and some may start receiving unsolicited text messages or emails.

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Convoy to Canberra protester arrested after police seize loaded rifle 

Doomsday prepper James Greer, who allegedly goes by the name Ironbark Thunderbolt, was arrested on Friday after a police search found a loaded modified rifle in his vehicle. It’s expected he will be charged with the possession of an illegal firearm and will also face multiple traffic offences in relation to the roadworthiness of his vehicle. The beneficiary of close

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AUSTRALIAN RABBI GETS ABUSIVE CALLS

‘Go f••k yourself, Jewish scumbag, Captain Apartheid Peter Kohn reports: A MELBOURNE rabbi was left stunned after receiving two hateful, abusive voicemails from a caller on his mobile phone on Tuesday night. The anonymous male caller began his first message with, “Hello Jewish scumbag, I’d just like to congratulate you on your new label, Captain Apartheid, because that’s how Jewish

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Man accused of scamming retirees of $2.8 million denied bail 

With a high-powered role in the glamorous world of diamond sales, living at Woolloomooloo’s luxurious Cowper Wharf Roadway and enjoying millions of dollars in allegedly ill-gotten investments from clients, life was looking good for Richard Ayoub. “I have [a] stellar record of identifying profitable business growth opportunities, designing and executing brand promotional strategies, and conducting market research,” he said on

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DVD druggie gets DTO

STATE OF TASMANIA v M 2 FEBRUARY 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEM , you plead guilty to trafficking in a controlled substance, methylamphetamine. I also agreed to deal with your plea of guilty to the summary charges of using methylamphetamine, possessing a glass pipe and plastic container for use of that drug, and possessing cannabis and cannabis seeds. The trafficking

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Mark Zuckerberg risks losing $34 billion in a day after Meta shocker 

Mark Zuckerberg could see $US24 billion ($33.6 billion) erased from his personal fortune on Thursday, among the biggest one-day drops in wealth ever, after Meta Platforms’s fourth-quarter earnings missed estimates. Meta, which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, reported no growth in monthly Facebook users in the fourth quarter relative to the prior period, raising questions about the company’s future growth. Meta’s

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COVID-19 deaths to rise as country prepares for winter flu and coronavirus wave 

Coronavirus deaths among elderly Australians and aged care residents will continue to rise in the coming weeks, the country’s Chief Medical Officer has warned, and fourth doses are being considered to help combat an expected winter wave of COVID-19 and influenza. The federal Health Department is setting up a taskforce to gather more information on COVID-19-related deaths and preparing to

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Australia Post ordered to compensate couple for failing to deliver parcels 

Australia Post has been ordered to pay a Melbourne couple more than $3000 after repeatedly failing to deliver parcels to their home during the pandemic, instead leaving them at the local post office. Eltham resident Wade Short took the national postal service to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal last year after growing increasingly frustrated by the poor delivery service

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Terry back in Court

Terry had his lawyer appear for him in the Burnie Magistrates Court of Tasmania this morning in relation to an application for a Family Violence Order. Counsel acting for the applicant Ms Denison Fabiano Cangelosi told the Court that he would be calling a number of witnesses in her application. Note: Despite what regional newspapers The Examiner and The Advocate

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Michael Jackson musical is some thriller, lots bad 

The new, splashy Broadway musical about Michael Jackson begins with the King of Pop plotting an ambitious tour to reclaim his throne. He’s facing financial ruin, swirling rumours and an addiction to pain pills. You’d think it was 2009, just weeks before his death. That’s the logical place to start. But logic has little to do with MJ. It’s actually

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Candidate expelled

“Mr Cannuli has been expelled from the party, as the Shooters Fishers and Farmers party will not be associated in any way with pro-Nazi propaganda.” GARETH NARUNSKY The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has expelled a former candidate who told a parliamentary inquiry that “political party slogans and how-to-vote billboards are far more offensive than Nazi party slogans and posters”.

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