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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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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...

Day for Daniel - 'Tweed to the Territory'

The ‘Tweed to the Territory’ tour is a joint initiative between the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and the AFP’s Missing Persons and Cyber and Child Safety teams. Taking place in the two weeks leading into Day for Daniel in October 2016, the tour will focus on providing child and cyber safety awareness presentations to local communities.

The educational tour is targeted at primary school...

Stay Connected

National Missing Persons Week reminds people to stay connected

The Australian Federal Police (AFP), through its National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC), launched National Missing Persons Week 2016 (NMPW) on Monday 1 August with the key message 'Missing persons leave frayed edges—Stay connected'.

The message serves to remind the community of the...

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Media Release: Connections key to reducing incidence and impact of missing persons

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

Police are urging families, friends, colleagues, and communities across Australia to stay connected this National Missing Persons Week (31 July – 6 August), which launched today in Melbourne to draw attention to people in our community who are still missing.

The...

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Don’t forget them this International Missing Children’s Day

On 25 August 1973, 11-year-old Joanne Ratcliffe took four-year-old Kirste Gordon to the bathroom during an AFL match at the Adelaide Oval. They had gone to the bathroom together earlier while Joanne’s parents and Kirste’s grandmother watched the game, but this time round they didn’t return to their seats. After 15 minutes Joanne’s mother went to find them.

They were gone.

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Promotion video still of Joanne Ratcliff and Kirste Gordon disaperance

Media Release: Australians asked to not forget our missing children

Remembering those children who are still missing and supporting loved ones in their search are key elements to this year’s International Missing Children’s Day campaign, a day recognised globally on 25 May each year.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP), through its National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC), is launching the campaign in Canberra today.

The day...

National Missing Persons Week 'Stay Connected'

In 2016 the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre will focus on raising awareness of the impacts of missing persons within the community. Our key message 'Missing persons leave frayed edges, Stay connected' reminds us all of the importance of staying connected with family and friends and enhancing the support networks for those most at risk of going missing.

 

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NSW Missing Person Malcolm Briggs

Malcolm BRIGGS

Malcolm Briggs was possibly last seen in the Mullumbimby area between 1974 and 1975. Malcolm was missing his left ear.

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Missing Person Penelope Smith

Penelope SMITH

Penelope Smith was last seen in Toowong, Brisbane at 7pm on 7 November 2005. It is believed that she left in her vehicle, a 2003 silver Holden Astra Hatch, Queensland...

Missing Person Peter Butt

Peter BUTT

Peter Butt was last seen in East Victoria Park Western Australia on 18 June 1988. Extensive inquiries have been conducted nationally since his disappearance without success....

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