Tag: ABF

Welcome to Australia: Beautiful one day, full of war criminals the next

It looks as if our border protection officials are working hard to shield us against the threat emanating from Tamil toddlers, Kurdish rape victims and mayors of small Slovenian towns, however, when it comes to the real monsters they don’t seem up to the job as has been proven by the growing number of suspected war criminals found living in our suburbs, writes Branko Miletic.

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ABF ‘obstructed’ medical transfers from Nauru, Roman Quaedvlieg admits | Australia news | The Guardian

A hospital on Nauru

Former Australian Border Force commissioner says he ‘accepts without equivocation’ that deserving cases were ‘thwarted’

via ABF ‘obstructed’ medical transfers from Nauru, Roman Quaedvlieg admits | Australia news | The Guardian

Alleged terror attacker denied Turkish visa before coming to Australia

Dutton’s Department

The revelations raise serious questions about why Australia’s Border Force granted Shoma a student’s visa to come to Australia.

A spokeswoman for Australia’s Department of Home Affairs earlier said Shoma had been subjected to “all the usual checks” and that no adverse findings were made.

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Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers was bound to lead to something like Border Force | Richard Flanagan

As history teaches us, tyranny condoned against some will finally become a tyranny visited on us all. Tony Abbott cannot distance himself from this

Source: Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers was bound to lead to something like Border Force | Richard Flanagan | Comment is free | The Guardian

Words matter – but don’t shoot the press officer – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The path from shrinking newsrooms to the bulging corridors of corporate communications and government media units is a well-trodden one. Many journalists, your own Girl Reporter included, have sought a crust by writing press releases. Some of them may even have been poorly worded. The process of preparing a press release is time-consuming and thankless…

Source: Words matter – but don’t shoot the press officer – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australian Border Force: Operation Fortitude part of agenda to spark fear into public, Tony Windsor says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tony Windsor

Yesterday’s Border Force announcement was an attempt by the Government to engender fear in the community for political advantage, a former independent says.

Source: Australian Border Force: Operation Fortitude part of agenda to spark fear into public, Tony Windsor says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Border Force Concedes ‘Operation Fortitude’ Press Release Accidentally Sent From 1938

border force

Australian Border Force commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg has conceded that the initial press release announcing Operation Fortitude was a “clumsily translated” statement accidentally sent from the 1930s. 

“It did come across as a little abrupt. It’s always hard to translate these things perfectly from the original German,” Mr Quaedvlieg said.

Operation Fortitude – now cancelled – would have seen Border Force officers stopping people to question them about their visa status, with officers patrolling Flinders Street Station and other prominent border crossing points.

But there was an immediate backlash, with many claiming it was not realistic for people to carry around visa papers at all times. A spokesperson for Border Force agreed. “An armband or a small badge sewn onto a person’s clothing identifying their visa status would be much more practical for everyone involved”.

Controversial Australian Border Force visa checks, Operation Fortitude cancelled – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Demonstrators gather outside Flinders Street Station

Operation Fortitude will not go ahead in Melbourne’s CBD this weekend, Victoria Police confirms.

Source: Controversial Australian Border Force visa checks, Operation Fortitude cancelled – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)