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Home Affairs is in crisis and only a royal commission can fix it

Home Affairs is in crisis and only a royal commission can fix it

Behind the Department of Home Affairs' shadowy facade is a shambolic bureaucracy which refuses to learn from its past scandals.

White slips, polka dots and no booze: the party’s over at Home Affairs

White slips, polka dots and no booze: the party’s over at Home Affairs

According to tipsters, things are grim indeed at Mike Pezzullo's Home Affairs, where wearing polka dots or meeting with friends might get you a citation.

‘Authentically optimistic’: Pezzullo lays down the law to execs

‘Authentically optimistic’: Pezzullo lays down the law to execs

The Home Affairs (née Immigration and Border Protection) Secretary has launched a 1900-word rant on his "philosophy" at his senior staff, mixing absurdities with a treasure trove of bureaucratic cliches.

Top five: Senate estimates were full of unearthed gems

Top five: Senate estimates were full of unearthed gems

Looking past the shiny and obvious, this week's Senate estimates hearings were full of newsworthy comments.

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

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

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

Arrogant Immigration continues to bungle and stumble

Arrogant Immigration continues to bungle and stumble

There is no area where the Department of Immigration doesn't stuff up. Not even its own accommodation.

The end of 457 visas business as usual for department with no credibility to lose

The end of 457 visas business as usual for department with no credibility to lose

The government claims the 457 visa program has "lost credibility". Which prompts the question -- who is to blame? The same department that has screwed up so many other things.

Dreams of a DHS-style department are old hat

Dreams of a DHS-style department are old hat

Well before Turnbull became PM, Labor toyed with the idea of an Australian equivalent of the Department of Homeland Security for years -- as far back as Mark Latham's time.

Dump gay refugees in third country, Pezzullo says

Dump gay refugees in third country, Pezzullo says

LGBTI refugees should be sent to another country by PNG, says the head of Immigration, but it's nothing to do with Australia. And the real victims of offshore processing are bureaucrats hurt by criticism.

Immigration admits massive annual report error

Immigration admits massive annual report error

In the wake of Crikey revealing a mammoth budget blowout for the Immigration Department, bureaucrats have admitted to a large error in its annual report.