Topic archives: border force

Tracking transparency: Border Force’s record on access and denial

January 23, 2018 2

We were delighted to see the intelligence operatives so keen to be open with the press about matters around asylum seekers this morning -- as we see, it has not always been the case.

Latest changes to detention centre protocols provoke hunger strikes, heartache

January 17, 2018 7

New restrictions on visitation to Australian detention centres seem needlessly cruel. Rebekah Holt investigates the results of such measures and asks why they're deemed necessary in the first place.

Border Force overpays officers, then threatens to call debt collectors

September 7, 2017 5

In just the latest blow to staff morale, Border Force staff are facing the prospect of having mistakenly credited annual leave deducted from their wages.

This Dutton-led mega-department is a mistake: former head of DFAT

July 27, 2017 9

The establishment of an enlarged Department of Home Affairs under the ministerial control of Peter Dutton is an unnecessary, mistaken policy, writes Richard Woolcott, former head of DFAT and president of the UN Security Council.

We waited a year for this lousy Border Force footage

We waited a year for this lousy Border Force footage

June 19, 2017 3

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

Immigration denies using capsicum spray on detainees

May 10, 2017

Border Force is not mad, just disappointed with Crikey.

Border Force admits capsicum spray can be used on immigration detainees

Border Force admits capsicum spray can be used on immigration detainees

May 9, 2017 2

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection appears to have relaxed a ban on using capsicum spray on detainees in onshore centres.

Dutton dressed as spam: how Immigration tries to hoodwink us on refugees

October 31, 2016 35

In the trade-off between stemming irregular immigration or freedom of information, I lean to the latter, writes Toby Ralph.

From deer velvet to welcoming queue jumpers: the weird and wonderful

From deer velvet to welcoming queue jumpers: the weird and wonderful

May 3, 2016

Thank goodness, the federal government is finally doing something about “gaps in citrus industry research and development funding”.

Tips and Rumours: An expensive journey

April 15, 2016

The $6.1 million government-funded film Journey, which is designed to deter asylum seekers from coming to Australia by boat, has begun being broadcast in Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan this year. In response to a question on notice from Senate estimates, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection said that the film would be repeated a number […]