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Melbourne and Sydney immigration detention centres join hunger strike

Melbourne and Sydney immigration detention centres join hunger strike

Detainees in Sydney claim 300-400 people are protesting. Border Force continue to deny there is any mass hunger strike.

Two men escape from immigration detention, Border Force keeps schtum

Two men escape from immigration detention, Border Force keeps schtum

To hear Peter Dutton tell it, the real issue is "African crime gangs" in Victoria, but we hear there have been serious issues in Border Force since then -- perhaps should he stick to his knitting?

We have no bananas: visitors banned from bringing fresh food to immigration detention

We have no bananas: visitors banned from bringing fresh food to immigration detention

The Department of Immigration has declared war on fruits and vegetables, as visitors are no longer able to bring home-cooked meals or fresh produce to visit people in immigration detention. Freelance journalist Rebekah Holt reports.

Border Force overpays officers, then threatens to call debt collectors

Border Force overpays officers, then threatens to call debt collectors

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.

Australian Border Force head ‘on leave’

Australian Border Force head ‘on leave’

One of the government's most senior bureaucrats is on leave while "a matter" is investigated.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Gamblers: the next generation ... Border Force runs silent ... ABC revamp pooh-poohed ...

Don’t believe the hype: rumours of our terrorist threat have been grossly exaggerated

Don’t believe the hype: rumours of our terrorist threat have been grossly exaggerated

The government, intelligence community, and police force have exaggerated Australia's terrorist threat to suit their own purposes, writes John Menadue, former head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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

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

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.

Audit slams govt’s ‘risky and inefficient’ handling of detention centres

Audit slams govt’s ‘risky and inefficient’ handling of detention centres

The department, meanwhile, has blamed “immense” political pressure and a huge workload for the problems, writes Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.