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First Responders: Australian Stories - No Matter the Situation

Season 1, Ep. 16

In the final episode of First Responders: Australian Stories, we hear from Dr. Stephen O'Kane, family relationship counsellor and investigators from JACET (Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team) comprised of both Victoria Police and Australian Federal Police members, who work to investigate and reduce child exploitation.

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