End of the line for illegal fishers

One foreign fisher has gone to jail and a further 29 illegal foreign fishers from two separate apprehensions have been convicted for breaches of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 (FMA Act) and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity ... Read More →

Death of a refugee

A 27-year-old Sudanese refugee has sadly died today from injuries suffered after a fall and seizure at the Manus Regional Processing Centre. The man was taken to IHMS Clinic on Manus for urgent treatment. He was then air-lifted to ... Read More →

Correcting the record

marie claire’s article “Welcome to Death Island” (January 2017 edition) is misleading, inaccurate and relies on a discredited Amnesty report and anonymous sources. Read More →

186kgs cocaine seized, 10 men charged

Ten men have been charged and approximately 186 kilograms of cocaine seized from a vessel which was escorted into the port of Hobart last week. The estimated street value of the cocaine is $60.45 million. Last Monday (12 December), a 50... Read More →

Native lizards saved from illegal export

A man has been charged after more than 20 native Australian lizards were saved from illegal export, wrapped in socks and concealed in mail items bound for Hong Kong. On 13 December Australia Post workers at the Perth Gateway Facility de... Read More →

Vessel Escorted to Hobart

The Australian Border Force (ABF) with the assistance of Tasmania Police will examine a vessel being escorted into the port of Hobart today. A routine aerial patrol conducted by a Royal Australian Air Force patrol aircraft, assigned to ... Read More →

ABF seize prohibited weapons from Bowen house

Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) visited a residential address in Bowen, Queensland yesterday (December 14), seizing a large number of prohibited weapon imports, with charges now being considered under the Customs Act. Th... Read More →

ABF targets illegal worker operation in WA

  The Australian Border Force (ABF) has conducted an immigration compliance operation focused on labour hire intermediaries in Western Australia.     ABF investigations commenced after information was received about t... Read More →