Man charged with exporting thousands of insects

A Czech national has been fined $2000 for attempting to smuggle thousands of insects on a flight out of Australia. On 20 February 2017, the man was boarding a flight from Perth to Abu Dhabi when he was selected by the Australian B... Read More →

Illegal fishers sentenced in Darwin

Fifteen Vietnamese fishers found out that attempting to plunder Australian marine resources will result in severe consequences yesterday when they were found guilty of illegal fishing in Australian waters. The crew and vessel were appre... Read More →

Statement on ANAO’s audit on cybersecurity

The cybersecurity environment is complex and continues to evolve. Accordingly, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s cybersecurity defences are continually improved to address these dynamic threats. In this cont... Read More →

Meth worth $324 million seized, eight charged

Seven men and a woman have been charged for their alleged involvement in the importation of 540 kilograms methamphetamine into Sydney. The total street value of the drugs is approximately $324 million. The men appeared in Sydney Central... Read More →

Illegal fish pirates jailed

Fifteen illegal Vietnamese fishers faced the harsh reality of illegal fishing in Australian waters in the Darwin Magistrates Court on Tuesday with several crew sentenced to jail time. The 15 crew were all sentenced to two months suspend... Read More →

New Departmental headquarters in ACT

Recent media reporting on the Department’s submission to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works (PWC) for a long-term office accommodation solution for the ACT has been inaccurate and misleading. The media reporting ... Read More →