Releases

Foreign fish poachers convicted

Joint media release: Australian Border Force and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority Those who seek to fish illegally in Australian waters will think twice after today’s conviction of 16 illegal foreign fishermen. The V... Read More →

Medical case of boy in Nauru

An ABC AM story about the case of a boy currently in the care of IHMS in Nauru  and his family is factually incorrect and makes accusations about the boy’s treatment that are simply not true.  Claims by the family’... Read More →

Complex reality of establishing regional processing

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) report Offshore Processing Centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea: Procurement of Garrison Support and Welfare Services highlights the complex environment in which the Department of Immigration ... Read More →

Man arrested for internal importation of cocaine

This is a joint media release between the Australian Border Force and the Australian Federal Police. A 48-year-old Australian resident of Thailand has been charged with drug importation offences for attempting to internally import of ap... Read More →

Possible 9 September airport delays due to strikes

People travelling internationally by air on Friday 9 September 2016 are being urged to arrive at the airport early to avoid delays due to protected industrial action. The Department has been advised that some employees, including from t... Read More →

Man charged over alleged GBL import

A 37-year-old man has appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates Court today (Tuesday, 6 September) charged with allegedly importing four litres of Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) through the international air cargo stream. Taskforce Icarus of... Read More →

Illegal fishing will not be tolerated

Maritime Border Command (MBC) within the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) have apprehended a foreign fishing vessel, believed to be Vietnamese, on Saturday (3 September), suspected of... Read More →