Border Force is slashing its Western Australian workforce just one week before Christmas, its busiest period.
Crikey has seen an email from a senior Border Force management figure to all Western Australia "intermittent and irregular employees [IIE]" informing them of the cuts. It states that due to "significant budget pressure ... I will only be able to afford around one third of the current level of IIE usage going forward. This measure will commence from 17 Dec."