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NSW missing person Youliang Lin

Missing persons and dementia

On the 15 September 2017, Youliang Lin took himself for a walk. A seemingly normal activity for most people however, Youliang suffered from dementia and thus required ongoing support from his family to ensure his safety when he had ongoing bouts of memory loss. Unfortunately it was on this day that Youliang did not return home and sadly has not been seen since.

Youliang’s granddaughter...

VIC Missing Person John Forster

The unexpected burden of a missing loved one

When Christine Forster’s husband and life partner of 24 years went missing in October 2017, she never imagined the emotional rollercoaster she would have to go on to regain control over her family’s financial future; from her sons’ looming school fees and the replacement of the family car, to disputes over her husband’s work entitlements and superannuation.

Following a loved one’s...

Missing Person Tony Jones QLD

A family's legacy

In 1988, six years after 20-year-old Anthony (Tony) Jones went missing while hitchhiking around Australia, his family wanted to do something that would give hope to all families waiting for a loved one to come home. His brother, Brian Jones, after consulting heavily with other family members came to the determination that a...

30th National Missing Persons Week

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is providing Australians insight into the emotional pain faced by loved ones of missing persons, with a short film launched today marking the 30th anniversary of National Missing...

National Missing Persons Week 2018

National Missing Persons Week 2018

National Missing Persons Week (NMPW) is an annual event held during the first week of August which aims to raise awareness of the significant issues associated with missing persons, as well as helping to reduce the incidence and impact of missing persons in Australia.

NMPW originated in 1988 in Townsville following the disappearance of Queensland resident, Tony Jones, in 1982. The...

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International Missing Children’s Day 2018

On Friday 25 May we will honour International Missing Children’s Day. This is a time to remember children who are missing and support loved ones in their search.

The day highlights the continued efforts of police, family, friends and the wider community to find missing children, and pays tribute to children who have been victims of crime. It is also a celebration of missing children...

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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...

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Missing Person Elizabeth Herfort

Elizabeth HERFORT

Elizabeth Herfort was last seen at the Australian National University Bar, Acton, ACT. Between 9pm and 9.45pm on the 13 June 1980 a person fitting her description was seen...

Missing Person Toni Cavanagh

Toni CAVANAGH

Toni Cavanagh, then aged 15, was last seen on 27 July 1979 around 7.30pm in the company of Kay Docherty, aged 16 (also missing). Both girls left their...

Missing Person Annastaes Banitskas

Annastaes (Anna) BANITSKAS

Anna Banitskas was last seen when she left her home address for work. She did not attend her workplace and it was found she had taken family photographs from a photo album....

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