Topic archives: Department of Immigration and Border Protection

The increasingly deranged diary of a detention centre visitor

February 9, 2018 3

If the Department of Home Affairs was trying to stop detention centre visits with its new, punitive visitation procedures, then it may have worked.

The govt agency that could stop what is happening on Manus, yet chooses not to

August 8, 2017 6

Comcare is a workplace regulator with serious teeth. So why is it not doing more to stop what is happening on Manus Island?

Privacy complaints against government bodies soar

June 26, 2017 4

Which government agencies are misusing your personal information? Freelance journalist John Power reports.

Treasury reveals only half of overseas retailers will actually pay GST despite new laws

June 16, 2017 4

Just how Treasury worked out it will get $300 million in GST from overseas sales remains a mystery.

Immigration’s cruelty and incompetence has a price tag: detainees win $70 million settlement

June 14, 2017 34

There's a new entry on the Department of Immigration's long list of bungles: it now has to pay $70 million in compensation to Manus Island detainees.

No ‘care bears’ at Immigration, and no reviews for beleaguered management

May 22, 2017 10

The troubled Department of Immigration may prefer to ignore staff anger at its executive rather than deal with it, Crikey has been told.

Refugees on Manus told to prepare for ‘illegal’ detention centre’s closure

May 16, 2017 4

The Manus Island detention centre is due to close in October, but refugees face an uncertain future if they aren't headed to the United States.

Old blog post informs decision to cancel Palestinian activist’s visa

May 4, 2017

And even the writer of the personal blog doesn't think Bassem Tamimi should have had his visa revoked.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

May 3, 2017 3

Immigration inundated ... Latham needs YOU ... Labor ally Gonski in 60 seconds ...

Fatal cases of Dengue fever reported on Nauru

March 24, 2017

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection confirmed to Crikey that the department was aware of an increased number of cases of Dengue fever.

LEAKED: scripts for three other departmental recruitment ads

March 2, 2017 5

Who could resist working for Border Force and seeing this ad?

Stealing your eyeballs: Dutton’s stealthy plan to track you

January 23, 2017 14

The government is attempting to establish the basis for collecting Australians' most personal data by stealth, having failed to do it by legislation, write Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor.

Leaked docs reveal how Broadspectrum spent unauthorised $2.2 billion in offshore detention

Leaked docs reveal how Broadspectrum spent unauthorised $2.2 billion in offshore detention

January 20, 2017

Satirist Ben Pobjie gets his hands on a confidential memo detailing why the Immigration Department spent an extra $2.2 billion without authorisation on Manus and Nauru.

Manus and Nauru not just cruelty, but bureaucratic incompetence too

January 18, 2017 9

The ANAO has delivered yet another scathing report criticising the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's procurement in offshore detention.

Tips and rumours

December 12, 2016

Factional bloodletting among Libs ... Abbott reads Fifty Shades ... Joyce's pork ...

Immigration-Customs merger a shocker as budget blows out

October 12, 2016 3

The merger of Immigration and Customs was expected to save the government money. Instead, the merged entity has gone a quarter of a billion over budget, its annual report shows.

Are Border Force’s cool new GoPros a teensy bit illegal?

April 18, 2016 3

The Immigration Department is wiring immigration workers on the high seas with cameras. But extending the rollout could breach privacy law.