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Christmas Wreath

Sending a message of hope to loved ones this Christmas

For those families living without ‘knowing’ what has happened to a loved one the impact can be described as an emotional ‘roller-coaster’. An item, place or smell may revive a memory of that person, evoking an unexpected emotional change. Families often describe important dates such as birthdays and anniversaries as acting like triggers, bringing on both happy and sad memories from family...

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New Missing Persons Research to Inform Future Law Enforcement Efforts

This is a media release by the Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Justice.

Today I released the National Missing Persons Research Report: Missing Persons: Who's at Risk? which will inform our law enforcement agencies on the latest statistics on missing persons in Australia.

This research is the first of its kind in over a decade – commissioned by the Australian...

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Missing Person experts come together for conference

AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin opened the National Missing Persons Conference in Sydney today.

For the first time, the AFP and NSW Department of Justice are co-hosting law enforcement, academics and professionals to share...

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Missing Persons Conference - November 2017

The inaugural National Missing Persons Conference will be held in Sydney, Australia, on the 15 and 16 November 2017.

The conference will bring together law enforcement, academics, and professionals in the government, non-government and community sectors to stimulate discussion, and encourage collaboration and best practice in the missing persons sector.

The theme of this year’s...

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Child Safety the focus of Tasmania roadshow

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) – together with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and Tasmania Police – is today launching an educational tour to increase awareness of child safety and missing persons ahead of Day for Daniel in October.

The Tour de Tassie roadshow will visit more than 20 schools and reach thousands of schoolchildren, their...

National Missing Persons Week 2017 - Still waiting for you to come home

Young people a focus for National Missing Persons Week

This is a joint media release issued by the Australian Federal Police and Queensland Police.

The Australian Federal Police and the Queensland Police Service today launch National Missing Persons Week for 2017, with a specific focus on the 25,000 young people reported missing to police each year across Australia.

More than 38,000 people are reported missing each year,...

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National Facebook AMBER Alert system launched

Australian law enforcement, together with Facebook, today announced the national roll-out of the Facebook AMBER Alert system across Australia, providing a vital tool to find and return abducted children.

While the rate of stranger child abduction in Australia is low, the national AMBER Alert roll-out will amplify existing broadcast channels to issue an immediate, 24-hour alert on...

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International Missing Children's Day 2017

Six age-progressed images of missing and parentally abducted children have been released today as part of International Missing Children’s Day in a global effort to ‘help bring them home’.

Leading forensic artists from the United States National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were commissioned to create the age-progressed images to illustrate what the children—all who remain...

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Let’s make this a ‘Summer of Hope’ for families missing a loved one

For many Australian families who have a loved one on the missing persons register, it is hope which will help them get through the upcoming summer holidays and Christmas period.

It is ‘hope’ which also inspired the Australian Federal Police’s (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC), in partnership with Chemist Warehouse, to launch the ‘Summer of Hope’ campaign for...

Statistical Bulletin

Media Release: New statistics to drive national missing persons agendas

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Institute of Criminology

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) will release new research today (Thursday 24 November) that will provide law enforcement with updated information and trend data relating to missing persons in Australia over the past...

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Missing Person Jennifer Keegan

Jennifer KEEGAN

Jennifer Keegan was last seen on 5 January 2010 at her clothes line in Kensington. Her vehicle was located a week later near bushland in Blackheath however her whereabouts...

Missing Person Donald Turner

Donald TURNER

Donald Turner was last seen on 3 May 1990 in the Hobart CBD after he was dropped there by friends. Donald was a fisherman that worked on boats on the East Coast of Tasmania...

Missing Person Diedre Cunningham

Deidre CUNNINGHAM

Deidre Cunningham was last seen in Maroochydore in the early hours of 12 June 1994, leaving a party she had attended. She was not familiar with the area and was travelling on...

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