Australian government targets ID theft, child porn

The Australian Federal Police is overstretched by its foreign commitments and has been “skimming” officers from domestic duties to strengthen its overseas deployments.The Rudd Government said yesterday the AFP must refocus on tackling domestic crimes, such as drug importation, counter-terrorism, identity theft and child pornography.Home Affairs Minister Bob Debus told The Australian the AFP had been “skimming” officers from domestic operations to fulfil policing commitments in countries such as Solomon Islands and East Timor.He said officers were needed in the “core areas” of investigations, e-crime and counter-terrorism.
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