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Border Force overpays officers, then threatens to call debt collectors

Charlie Lewis September 7, 2017 5 Comments

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

Crikey July 27, 2017 9 Comments

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

Josh Taylor June 19, 2017 3 Comments

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

Josh Taylor 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

Josh Taylor May 9, 2017 2 Comments

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

Crikey October 31, 2016 35 Comments

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

Sally Whyte 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

Crikey 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 […]

Why I compared Australian Border Force to Nazis

Crikey March 10, 2016 10 Comments

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.

The let-down we all saw coming

Crikey March 7, 2016 3 Comments

Crikey readers talk politics and other issues of the day.