Immigration and Border Protection workers are being prevented from giving evidence in court about conditions in offshore detention centres and, conveniently, the Immigration department now has the ability to determine who is an "IBP worker" -- including doctors and welfare officers who work for the private companies that run detention centres.
Exclusive: govt uses Border Force gag law to protect itself in court
Immigration and Border Protection workers could face jail for giving evidence in court. And the ABF will itself determine who is an IPB worker. Convenient, yes? Crikey editor Marni Cordell and Crikey reporter Josh Taylor report.