Former Head of the AFP Calls for Australia to Decriminalise Drugs

"We cannot hope to nanny ourselves out of risk," says Mick Palmer, who was Australia's top cop between 1994 and 2001.


Everything We Know About Last Night's Police Raid of a Labor Party Office

An Australian Federal Police raid of Senator Stephen Conroy's office has the Labor Party accusing the Government of electoral muckraking.


A Day With Jamie Williams: The Australian Who Tried to Fight ISIS

Jamie Williams is the first Australian ever charged under the foreign fighter laws. But he wasn't trying to join ISIS. He was trying to fight against them.


​Australian Police Have Seized $1.26 Billion Worth of Meth Hidden in Bras

Police seize $1.2 billion worth of ice hidden in bras


We Spoke to a Guy Teaching the Queensland Police About Islamic Culture

With counter-terrorism operations producing a surprisingly low number of convictions, Queensland Police are learning the difference between what's suspicious and simply unfamiliar.


How Australia Arrested a German Skate Hero on the High Seas

In 2010 former pro-skater Holger Sander was arrested for allegedly transporting 400 kilograms of cocaine to Australia. Here's his story.


Some Portraits of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

Over the past decade, Myuran Sukumaran painted countless portraits of those around him. We asked some artists to return the favour.


Breaking Down the Official Review of the Siege in Martin Place

The story it tells of the 'Sydney siege' gunman, particularly of his encounters with ASIO and the AFP, is deeply strange.


Australia's Best Failed Drug Smuggling Efforts of 2014

Wine casks and lava lamps are two of the more surprising ways people tried to bring drugs into Australia with last year.


Australian Police are Downplaying their Suicide Problem

Officially, 47 Australian police officers died by suicide between 2000 and 2011. The real number is undoubtedly higher.


Was the Islamic State Really Behind the Beheading Plot in Australia?

Hundreds of Australian law enforcement officers were involved in an early-morning raid that, authorities say, foiled a terror plot dreamed up by agents of the Islamic State. But an anaylst doubts the notorious Middle Eastern terror group was invovled.