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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr John Brayley had said he would investigate mental health of Iranian Hamed Shamshiripour, who was found dead near the Australian-run transit centre
Border Force’s increased interest in Australian citizens as PM Malcolm Turnbull announces greater powers for Australian Defence Force.
Source: Border Force: A threat to us all
“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.”
A group of doctors are launching a High Court challenge against the secrecy provisions of the Border Force Act. This is why.
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.
With one misplaced “allegedly” Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection appears to have stumbled into trouble.
Disruptions are expected at Australia’s international airports today as thousands of Border Force officers stop work.
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…