Jun 19, 2017

We waited a year for this lousy Border Force footage

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released footage of Border Force officers testing GoPro cameras on the water.

Josh Taylor — Journalist

Josh Taylor


What do you get after more than a year of waiting for Border Force to respond to a freedom of information request? Not a lot, it turns out.

In April 2016, Crikey filed an FOI request for footage taken during Border Force’s trial of GoPro cameras. As we reported at the time a “small number” of GoPro cameras were issued for specific situations where Border Force agents board vessels at sea, and a second batch of cameras were bought “to evaluate the capability and to examine associated legislative, technical, training and other issues”.

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3 thoughts on “We waited a year for this lousy Border Force footage

  1. Charmaine Tunn

    Until someone takes this type of non-compliance to the High Court it will keep happening. Look what happened with Brandis’ diary.

  2. AR

    All pollies are peachy-keen on FoI when it opposition but, once in office, become devotees of Freedom from Information for the length of their term.

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