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
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
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’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.”
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
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)
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
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
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