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He’s free, but who’s to blame for Hakeem al-Araibi’s ordeal?

Campaigners examine whether the failings of Interpol, Australian police, the world’s footballing bodies and Thai authorities allowed the refugee athlete to fall into Bahrain’s webAs Hakeem al-Araibi settles back into his life in Melbourne after 76 days…

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Fifa crisis: police investigate Australia’s $500,000 donation during failed World Cup bid

AFP make inquiries to Department of Health and Sport over whether payment allegedly pocketed by Jack Warner breached corruption laws

Australia’s federal police have made inquiries to the Department of Health and Sport regarding payments linked to the country’s 2022 Fifa World Cup bid, as they determine whether Australian laws against international corruption have been breached.

The department provides funding to Football Federation Australia (FFA), which made a $500,000 donation to the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf), for a stadium redevelopment during the bidding process for the tournament.

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Fifa crisis: Australian police agree to look into $500,000 paid to Jack Warner

Australian federal police confirms it has been asked to investigate the payment to the former soccer powerbroker Continue reading…

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Australian police asked to investigate $500,000 payment to Fifa’s Jack Warner

Whistleblower asks police to investigate payment from Football Federation Australia made as part of Australia’s unsuccessful bid to host 2022 World Cup

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Australian police asked to investigate $500,000 payment to Fifa’s Jack Warner

Whistleblower asks police to investigate payment from Football Federation Australia made as part of Australia’s unsuccessful bid to host 2022 World Cup

The Australian federal police may investigate a payment of $500,000 by Football Federation Australia to former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner.

It’s understood Bonita Mersiades, a former Australian football executive turned whistleblower, has written to the AFP asking that it investigate the matter following raids that resulted in the arrests of seven high-ranking executives of football’s global governing body.

Related: Australia ‘treated like a mug’ over 2022 Fifa World Cup bid, says Nick Xenophon

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