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  1. There's no town like Alice for violent crime- now mayor declares a crisis

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney It is renowned as the gateway to Uluru, but the desert town of Alice Springs has been named the violent-crime capital of Australia, with its squalid Aboriginal camps branded 'a sea of despair' likened to the worst South African slums. New figures reveal a record increase in violent crime among the 2,500 Aborigines who inhabit the dusty, rundown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544897/theres-no-town-alice-violent-crime-now-mayor-declares-crisis
  2. Drug hauls have smugglers on the run

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... be attributed to improved intelligence sharing with our counterparts in Southeast Asia,' said Kevin Kitson, director of intelligence at the Australian Crime Commission. 'The increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/499600/drug-hauls-have-smugglers-run
  3. Murder mystery

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... police and her former boyfriend are appealing for information to help solve one of Australia's most intriguing crime mysteries. David Farrell, who was Nielsen's partner for seven years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507463/murder-mystery
  4. Poaching of sharks out of control, Canberra told

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney The poaching of sharks by crews on Indonesian fishing boats has reached a crisis point in Australian waters and the government is ill-prepared to cope, say fishermen. Members of the Australian fishing industry and the Labor oppositi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517824/poaching-sharks-out-control-canberra-told
  5. South Pacific islands seen as a soft touch by Chinese gangsters

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... crime syndicates. People smuggling, drug trafficking, illegal gambling rackets, identity theft and prostitution are on the rise, with South Pacific nations seen as stepping stones towards ... this week said it would hold regular talks on policing with its counterparts in China over the issue. The new initiative to fight transnational crime in the Pacific, as well as Southeast Asia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490451/south-pacific-islands-seen-soft-touch-chinese-gangsters
  6. Australian police get warm reception in Port Moresby

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Port Moresby Gangsters in the crime-ridden capital warn officers they will shoot to kill Australian police got a warm welcome when they went out on patrol in Papua New ... police and public officials to try to stamp out the crime and corruption which have impoverished its resource-rich northern neighbour. 'It's very good they have come,' said Anna ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/480493/australian-police-get-warm-reception-port-moresby
  7. Australian experts quick to join the hunt for clues

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Eight Australian police investigators arrived in Jakarta yesterday to help track down the perpetrators of the hotel blast. The team, which flew from Canberra, included forensic experts, crime-scene examiners and bomb-data analysts. They were later joined by a civilian forensic pathologist and a mortuary manager from Perth in Western Australia. The speed with which the experts were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424109/australian-experts-quick-join-hunt-clues
  8. Mean streets

    Posted Nov 25th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... blanket. Dingy bedsits provide the backdrop to transient lives and forgotten crimes. A new exhibition of black and white photographs from the 1920s and 1930s provides a glimpse of Sydney ... and dirty, not the glitzy Sydney that we know today,' said Peter Doyle, a crime novelist and curator who put together the exhibition at the Justice and Police Museum. Doyle spent three years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526492
  9. Paradise lost

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... across the country has made road building impossible. Port Moresby has no road connection to any other major town. Flying is the only option. High rates of crime have also given PNG a bad name. ... is that if the Australians' five-year mission can improve government and reduce crime, investor confidence will return. That would lead to more jobs, which would in turn tackle the root causes of crime. Giant letters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/480611/paradise-lost
  10. Canberra's police aid ruled unconstitutional

    Posted May 14th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... of a post-9/11 strategy by Canberra to prop up ailing states in its immediate region to prevent them becoming havens for terrorism and transnational crime. Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer ... provincial governors, Luther Wenge. He accused the Australian police of breeding resentment by driving around the crime-plagued capital in new four-wheel-drive vehicles, while local police struggled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/500551/canberras-police-aid-ruled-unconstitutional

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