April 13, 2018 17
A man suddenly removed from immigration detention in New South Wales has not been heard from since being put on a flight.
March 12, 2018
Good morning, early birds. Border Force is facing protest after the raid of a family of Tamil asylum seekers. Plus, China abolishes presidential term limits. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 19, 2017 3
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released footage of Border Force officers testing GoPro cameras on the water.
May 10, 2017
Border Force is not mad, just disappointed with Crikey.
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.
October 31, 2016 35
In the trade-off between stemming irregular immigration or freedom of information, I lean to the latter, writes Toby Ralph.
May 3, 2016
Thank goodness, the federal government is finally doing something about “gaps in citrus industry research and development funding”.
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 […]
March 10, 2016 10
Sorry if it hurts their feelings, but there is a very important reason to use emotive language when talking about asylum seekers, writes psychiatrist Dr Michael Dudley.
March 7, 2016 3
Crikey readers talk politics and other issues of the day.
February 17, 2016
The Nauruan government has announced stricter conditions for asylum seekers and refugees at the regional processing centre on the small island nation. Even though the Republic of Nauru’s Twitter account claims that refugees are not living in detention and are free to move around, the updated government gazette released on Monday shows that detainees at the centre […]
November 20, 2015 4
Faceless bureaucrats will remain faceless, as Immigration and Border Protection declares it won't release information clearly in the public interest.
November 2, 2015 12
Immigration and Border Protection workers could face jail for giving evidence in court. And the ABF will itself determine who is an IPB worker. Convenient, yes? Crikey editor Marni Cordell and Crikey reporter Josh Taylor report.
November 2, 2015 4
The government can determine who is classified as an "Immigration and Border Protection worker" -- and that can include the phone guy. Crikey journalist Josh Taylor and Crikey editor Marni Cordell report.
October 2, 2015 7
Former ASIO head David Irvine is now advising the Australian Border Force.
September 28, 2015
The Australian Border Force’s draconian practices when it comes to passports and attempts to check people’s visas on Melbourne’s streets are well known, but the restrictions on employees at the new para-military agency are also tougher than for most public servants. Under the Border Force Act, employees can be subject to random or targeted tests for alcohol or […]