Border Force is Peter Dutton’s responsibility as he was appointed Minister for Home Affairs in December 2017 which also has oversight for Border Force. Prior to that Peter Dutton was Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 23.12.2014 to 28.8.2018 which covers the period when the $39 fraud and theft took place.Federal MP Peter Dutton covers up $39 million fraud and theft at the Australian Border Force – Kangaroo Court of Australia
Five travellers from New Zealand have been forced into hotel quarantine in Adelaide after arriving unexpectedly on a flight from Sydney.New Zealanders arrive in Adelaide despite South Australia not being in coronavirus bubble – ABC News
Minister for the Dark Arts Peter Dutton has declared that Border Force, of which he is in charge of is responsible for dealing with boats, not ships. Particularly not cruise ships ”A lot of people most notably the Twitterati have been attacking me over the cruise ship that docked in Sydney recently,” said Minister Dutton. ”Now I take exception to this and I state unequivocally that my department does not deal with ships, we handle boats.” ”I now call on everybody who has dared to question both myself and my department to apologise, otherwise I may be forced to take matters further.” When asked what the difference is between a boat and a ship, the Minister replied: ”Well, a boat is a lot smaller than a ship and boats tend to be occupied with people that you can easily lock up.” ”Whereas ships tend to be populated with more affluent members of society, maybe even a Member of parliaments in-laws for example.” ”Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s been a very stressful couple of weeks, I’m off to relax by strangling a puppy or two.”Dutton Declares That Border Force Stops Boats Not Ships – The (un)Australian
In terms of public health, the primary focus is on ensuring visa applicants and arrivals are free of tuberculosis. But the Auditor-General’s report of 2007 states visa applicants and holders must also be
‘…free from a disease or condition that would result in a threat to public health or a danger to the Australian community.’
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.
Former Australian Border Force commissioner says he ‘accepts without equivocation’ that deserving cases were ‘thwarted’
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.
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…
Yesterday’s Border Force announcement was an attempt by the Government to engender fear in the community for political advantage, a former independent says.
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”.
Operation Fortitude will not go ahead in Melbourne’s CBD this weekend, Victoria Police confirms.
Australians have never been so watched.