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Topic: Immigration and Border Protection
Manning doesn’t pass government ‘character test’ — yet these people do

Manning doesn’t pass government ‘character test’ — yet these people do

The government's threat to deny a visa to Chelsea Manning reminds us that, to enter Australia, it's better to be a chauvinist or white supremacist than a whistle-blower.

Surprise, surprise: Immigration and Border Force budget blows out

Surprise, surprise: Immigration and Border Force budget blows out

It was supposed to save hundreds of millions, but the merger of Immigration and Customs has produced yet another huge budget blowout.

Customs caught spying on calls and texts without warrants or records

Customs caught spying on calls and texts without warrants or records

Customs might have accessed calls and texts illegally, the Commonwealth Ombudsman has found.

Immigration denies using capsicum spray on detainees

Immigration denies using capsicum spray on detainees

Border Force is not mad, just disappointed with Crikey.

How to employ more Aussies and reduce 457 visa rorting

How to employ more Aussies and reduce 457 visa rorting

The 457 visa program can and should be fixed, writes migration researcher for the Development Policy Centre, Australian National University, Henry Sherrell

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

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

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

Immigration hides details on payments to people smugglers

Immigration hides details on payments to people smugglers

Did the Australian government pay people smugglers to turn back a boat to Indonesia in 2015?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Searching for an emissions trading scheme ... Facebook targets asylum seekers ... and News Corp heavyweights hit it out.

Intelligence committee wants ‘foreign fighter’ changes — and a much bigger role

Intelligence committee wants ‘foreign fighter’ changes — and a much bigger role

The powerful Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security wants significant changes to the government's "foreign fighters" legislation -- and a much greater future role for itself in overseeing legislation.

You can trust us with your fingerprints and retina scans, says Immigration

You can trust us with your fingerprints and retina scans, says Immigration

The government proposes to give itself the power to fingerprint and eye-scan every person entering and leaving Australia. And they couldn't have picked a worse agency to store the data.