Crikey Worm

Feb 27, 2018

Crikey Worm: Border Force boss’ future in doubt

Good morning, early birds. Attorney-General Christian Porter will decide what to do with Australia's absent Border Force chief. Plus, internal fighting plagues the Nationals. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist

ROMAN HOLIDAY

The head of the Australian Border Force Roman Quaedvlieg will have his future decided by Attorney-General Christian Porter.

Quaedvlieg took leave in May last year with an investigation probing a Border Force job given to his girlfriend at Sydney Airport. In Senate estimates hearings yesterday it was confirmed he has since been paid $500,000 to not come to work. Quaedvlieg told The Australian yesterday ($) the length of the investigation had been "extraordinary" and confirmed he would return to the role.

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