Category: ABF

Peter Dutton’s Department Took An Eleven-Year-Old Boy From His Home And Unlawfully Detained Him

Peter Dutton’s Department of Home Affairs unlawfully detained 39 people in immigration detention during an 18-month period, including an 11-year-old boy who was removed from his home in Australia by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers.

Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News under freedom of information law reveal serious shortcomings in how the department handles visa decisions and takes people into immigration detention.

via Peter Dutton’s Department Took An Eleven-Year-Old Boy From His Home And Unlawfully Detained Him

Border Force has been targeting the wrong foreigners

Police release images of remaining Irish tourists accused of scams, fraud

I am worried, even terrified, I tell you. And only Border Force’s strong and manly hands will unclench my worrified buttocks of fear. A foreign crime wave full of foreigners is sweeping our fair city and I quake in anticipation of the swift and terrible action by the Department for Blaming Foreigners for Everything. It is time for the blacksuits to go to war with the Irish.

via Border Force has been targeting the wrong foreigners

Head of public service took four months on report into border force chief abuse of power claims

 

 

PM's department sits on report as boss gets $500k

The nation’s most senior border protection official earned hundreds of thousands of dollars while on leave pending a labyrnthine, months-long set of inquiries into whether he abused his power, two Senate hearings have revealed.

via Head of public service took four months on report into border force chief abuse of power claims

Sydney crime arrests: the inside story of corruption in Australian Border Force

Two members of a cell of allegedly corrupt border force officers have been arrested this week.

Leaked confidential government documents and briefings from senior officials suggest the pair who were arrested – one a current officer, Craig Eakin, and one a former officer, Johayna Merhi – were just the latest of several alleged corrupt insiders in Border Force and Customs who have allegedly compromised Sydney Airport or Port Botany since as early as 2003.

Source: Sydney crime arrests: the inside story of corruption in Australian Border Force

Border Force tackles internal corruption as officers suspected of helping alleged crime ring

 

Australian Border Force is launching an anti-corruption overhaul amid concerns that a cell of its officers has been working with a notorious international drug and tobacco syndicates for a decade.

Source: Border Force tackles internal corruption as officers suspected of helping alleged crime ring

Border force doctor knew of Manus asylum seeker’s deteriorating health before death | Australia news | The Guardian

Dr John Brayley had said he would investigate mental health of Iranian Hamed Shamshiripour, who was found dead near the Australian-run transit centre

Source: Border force doctor knew of Manus asylum seeker’s deteriorating health before death | Australia news | The Guardian

Border Force illegally sent two Australian citizens to Christmas Island | Australia news | The Guardian

“Over a decade ago the Department of Immigration were criticised for acting like a bunch of cowboys because of their failure to implement due process and to make proper investigations – all because they were under pressure to deport people and please their political masters.”

Border Force illegally sent two Australian citizens to Christmas Island | Australia news | The Guardian

Border Force admits it failed in its response to Nauru files abuse claims | Australia news | The Guardian

What are the secrecy provisions of the Border Force Act? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A group of doctors are launching a High Court challenge against the secrecy provisions of the Border Force Act. This is why.

Source: What are the secrecy provisions of the Border Force Act? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Election 2016: Labor demands answers on ‘appalling, astounding’ Border Force claims

Labor is demanding answers from the government over revelations that crime syndicates and people smugglers are allegedly rorting the visa system on a grand scale.

Source: Election 2016: Labor demands answers on ‘appalling, astounding’ Border Force claims

Department of Immigration and Border Protection uses ‘allegedly’ to describe experiences of Nazi Germany| Abbott’s men in uniform

With one misplaced “allegedly” Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection appears to have stumbled into trouble.

Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection uses ‘allegedly’ to describe experiences of Nazi Germany

Australian Border Force 24-hour strike expected to disrupt international flights at eight airports – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Disruptions are expected at Australia’s international airports today as thousands of Border Force officers stop work.

Source: Australian Border Force 24-hour strike expected to disrupt international flights at eight airports – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Introducing finger number 3, community safety – But as it’s an “operational matter” Shhhh!!

Jobs, growth and…what was the other one….oh yeah, community safety.  Has anyone got anything? The government’s backpedalling explanation of Friday’s Border Farce debacle raises more questions than it answers. The press release was sent to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s office but nobody bothered to read the document. Last year it was revealed in Senate estimates…

Source: Introducing finger number 3, community safety – » The Australian Independent Media Network