Federal

Apr 13, 2018

Border Force can’t even seem to deport a man competently

A man suddenly removed from immigration detention in New South Wales has not been heard from since being put on a flight.

Rebekah Holt

Freelance journalist

Border Force

Last week I lost a friend. Well, actually Border Force and Home Affairs have lost him.

I knew the extravagantly funded department of Home Affairs was incapable of detaining people humanely in Australia but it turns out they can’t even deport someone efficiently either.

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17 thoughts on “Border Force can’t even seem to deport a man competently

  1. ken chapman

    Sorry borderforce isn’t there to provide a travel agency. It seems the article contradicts itself, one moment it says borderforce can’t deport someone but then it says the person has gone to country (that’s deported by the way) and can’t be contacted.

    1. Robert Smith

      The article says “efficiently” and the headline “competently”. If it took 3 years to get it done while H remained in detention both adverbs seem like understatement.

  2. Bobby

    I’m guessing since H hadn’t been in his own country since the age of 10 that he was deported because he’d committed crimes here and done prison time for them.
    You’ll excuse me if I find a more worthy subject for my limited capacity for sympathy.
    Bye H. I hope the door hit you on the way out.

    1. [email protected]

      So much care, you have no idea what ”crimes” he committed and if he hasn’t lived in a dangerous nation since he was 10 then he committed the crimes on our watch so why a double punishment of deportation to possible death.

  3. Bobby

    I’m guessing since H hadn’t been in his own country since the age of 10 that he was deported because he’d committed crimes here and done prison time for them.
    You’ll excuse me if I find a more worthy subject for my limited capacity for sympathy.
    Bye H. I hope the door hit you on the way out.

  4. graybul

    I can only say to Rebekah, “H” and all the other poor bastards still awaiting and suffering . . . . my tears flow.

    1. graybul

      Damn, Exposure to late respondents lack of compassion for Rebekah and “H” . . . I realized my own post might be read two ways. So to be absolutely clear. I fully support Rebekah’s concern about “H” CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCE. I am equally opposed to my government’s treatment of refugees.

  5. paddy

    Goodness me Two trolls and a double post already!
    BTW Seems like Crikey’s website is still borked.
    Never mind the commentariat.
    FYI (can’t post replies via firefox for the last few days. Had to use chrome.) #yuk

    1. AR

      For the last fortnight I’ve not been able to post from F/Fox at the local library, despite the Net oomph, though previously it was fine.
      F/Fox is fine on my thumb driven home machine.
      I’ve noticed an increase in double postings lately, as well as a handful from someone who only posts the single word ‘test’.
      Then there is the non existence of REPLY for apparently random reasons to various commenters’ posts.

  6. federali

    What did H do?
    If its sexual assault, murder or a long track record of repeated offences causing harm to the community then good riddance

    1. federali

      RH appears to have deleted her post, he must of done something resulting in a sentences of more than 1 year, the Gov is not kicking our people that happen to punch on in a bar room brawl resulting in sentence of 12m or more – he must of done something serious – the article is worthless unless that information is disclosed. Plenty of people get second chances on appeal if they can show good reason not to deport.

  7. brian crooks

    it seems there isnt one thing this shambolic coalition if fools and staff bonkers can do, be it economic policy, refugee policy or their abotion of an nbn\\\\\

    It seems there isnt one thing this shambolic and divided coalition can do properly, be it the NBN debacle, the refugee program or just plain running the economy they stuff up, how malcolm turnip ever become a millionaire is hard to understand, maybe ASIC should have a good look into his affairs and perhaps a few of his political and business mates as well.

  8. crakeka

    I cannot express my deep dismay and shame at what we have allowed our country to become and do to vulnerable children and refugees.

    1. AR

      Alas, more than 70% voted for parties that do not simply allow, but advocate, that policy.

    2. Bobby

      You can always leave

      1. Bobby

        Lol. Imagine having a web based newspaper and your comment system is this bad. Just pathetic. Who’s running Crikey? Are they paying someone for this website comments interface? How useless a manager do you have to be to have not sacked whoever is responsible for something this broken? 3 copies of my post. Lol

  9. Bobby

    Nothing personal Rebekah. But seriously if you don’t like how we do things here in Australia you can always head home to NZ.
    There’s multiple flights back home every day.

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