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Scammers hit one in four Aussies

Australians lost $48 million to cyber thieves between January and August, according to Scamwatch – and with many scams going unreported, these are only the ones we know about.

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Elderly parents abused by children

Around one-third of assaults against people aged over 65 were committed by their families, with their own children accounting for more than 60 per cent of those cases, analysis of Victorian crime figures shows.

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Police fake 250,000 breath tests

An internal investigation has revealed that over a five-year period, more than 250,000 roadside breath tests were falsified by Victoria police officers.

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Here’s how to stay safe at home

If you feel vulnerable at home, given the rising crime rates in many areas of Australia, follow these tips to feel safe and secure.

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Countries with a kidnapping risk

Today’s world can be quite a dangerous place, especially for tourists. Some kidnappers target tourists so that they can request ransom money from their families and make a living out of it.

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ATO fraud: how did it happen?

The man responsible for investigating tax fraud is now at the centre of a $165 million ATO fraud investigation believed to be Australia’s largest ever white collar crime.

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Commonly stolen goods at Christmas

While most of us pay for our Christmas shopping, there are those who prefer the five-finger discount – simply shoplifting the goods they want.

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UK criminal mum faces deportation

A British-born 30-year-old mother-of-five faces deportation for her criminal past, even though she has lived in Australia for 28 years. She is begging for a second chance, but should she get one?

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Unfair mandatory sentencing laws

Concerns have arisen about a plan to extend mandatory sentencing under Western Australia's controversial ‘three strikes’ laws.

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Seniors shoplifting on the rise

Newly released crime figures show that shoplifting among the senior population has risen by 20 per cent in the past year. Is this a worrying trend?

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Union corruption royal commission

A royal commission into corruption in the unions is expected to get the go-ahead today.

Government data requests increase

Should you be worried about the government snooping through your emails?

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