The Australian Border Force and Melbourne do not seem to mix. The customs and border security body yesterday “postponed” a planned information session for new recruits, after the Close the Camps Action Collective found out about it and called a snap protest. The information was aimed at helping out the organisation’s traineeship recruitment scheme, that sees young people put through a 12-month program that could see them undertaking Customs work — overseeing cargo, in a mail centre, at airports or ports — or the more delicate matter of “border security”, by working at immigration detention facilities. Information sessions for the roles have gone off without a hitch in New South Wales and Western Australia, but recruiting in lefty Melbourne seems to pose certain challenges. Mind you, we’d have thought knowing how to push your way past ratbag protesters would be a useful skill in the Border Force.
Hipsters will decide who comes here and the circumstances in which they will come
The Border Force just can't win in Melbourne, with an information night for prospective employees shut down after protest threats.