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Missing Persons Hackathon

Australia’s first large scale hackathon combines innovative approach with crowdsourced talent to find national missing persons

In what will be considered a world first, today 354 participants will gather across ten locations in Australia to generate leads for 12 national missing person cases for the Australian police.

The AustCyber Canberra Cyber Security Innovation Node has partnered with the Australian Federal Police, the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre and Trace Labs to deliver the first ever National...

Uber Australia joins NMPCC Corporate Supporter Cohort

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) today has welcomed Uber Australia into their Corporate Supporter Network in time for National Missing Persons Week 2019.

The NMPCC relies on its network of Corporate Supporters to reach millions of people across the country to raise awareness of missing persons, and to educate the community on the issues and...

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Individuals not statistics - Australian Federal Police shift focus from statistics for National Missing Persons Week 2019

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) is shining a spotlight on Australia’s long term missing with the launch of National Missing Persons Week (NMPW) running from 4 - 10 August 2019.

Annually, National Missing Persons Week strives to create awareness throughout the wider Australian community, targeting those who have never thought about a...

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Putting the faces of missing people back on milk cartons

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Canberra Milk are joining forces to put the faces of missing people back on milk bottles in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

AFP Assistant Commissioner Debbie Platz said the initiative – which launches in the ACT region on 6 June – will see 12 long-term missing people with connections to the Canberra region featured on one litre fresh milk bottles...

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International Missing Children’s Day: AFP short film asks Australians to consider world’s missing children

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has released a short film on International Missing Children’s Day to raise awareness of missing children in Australia and around the world.

Today (25 May) is a day for remembering children from Australia and across the world who are still missing, paying tribute to those who were victims of crime, acknowledging children who found their way home, and supporting...

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AFP launch updated framework to support those with a missing loved one

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) today launched an updated missing persons framework in collaboration with the University of New England and public health researcher Dr Sarah Wayland.

Acknowledging the Empty Space: A framework to enhance support of people left behind when someone is missing provides an update to the 2007 edition combining...

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Traceless postcards offer gift of hope this Christmas

A message on a traceless postcard could help to reconnect families living with the grief and uncertainty of a missing loved one this Christmas.

The Australian Federal Police’s (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC), Australia Post, and the Salvation Army are working together to provide non-traceable, postage-paid postcards, to those in the community disconnected from their...

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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...

Missing Persons Advocate: Melissa Pouliot

Melissa is a woman who wears many hats; wife, mum of three, cricket mum, dance mum, media company owner, outdoors lover, book lover and keen mountain bike rider. You would think she wouldn’t have much time to relax, but around her busy schedule, Melissa manages to write crime fiction novels and speak around the country advocating on behalf of families of missing persons.

 

Melissa has strong...

Missing Person SA Michael Modesti

A missing son, brother and father

Michael as a young child was a quiet boy who didn't like sleepovers much, always preferring to be at home alongside his Papa. But whilst quiet, he was also cheeky especially in the company of his family. Back then VHS recordings were our family’s thing. A big black recorder was carried around like a beat box and captured all the special events. Any family member reading this will vividly remember...

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Missing Person Andrew Cooper

Andrew COOPER

Andrew Cooper was last seen in the early hours of 4 February 2015 when he walked away from a friend's residence after consuming alcohol. Andrew has not been seen since. If you...

Missing Person Barry Petersen

Barry PETERSEN

Barry Petersen was last seen approximately 11pm on 5 January 1992, leaving his home address in Glebe, Tasmania. Aged 37 at the time of his disappearance, Barry was described as...

Missing Person Christen Fogarty

Christen FOGARTY

Christen Fogarty was last seen 24 July 2002 leaving his home address in Newman Western Australia on a bicycle. Family and friends have not heard from Christen since. If you have...

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