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Dept of Home Affairs

We’re coming up to a new year and it appears that 2018 will start with a re-brand of Australia’s National Security and Intelligence arrangements.  The…

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug 2017-2018 Update

December 21, 2017 0 Comments

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources have provided us with another update on this season of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: This notice is of…

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Border Watch Programme

Border Watch is the Australian Border Force’s single collection point for community and industry information about activities which seek to undermine Australia’s immigration and citizenship…

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Cocaine hidden in cocoa

Authorities say they have seized about 300 kilograms of cocaine imported into Melbourne via an air cargo consignment of cocoa powder packed on pallets. Two…

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Calls for tougher asbestos penalties

The federal government is being urged to consider increasing penalties for illegally importing asbestos. A Labor-led Senate committee is also calling for compulsory recalls where…

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Record drug and precursor seizure

A record 3.9 tonnes of ephedrine, plus 350 kilograms of methamphetamine, have been seized and three people arrested as a result of joint investigations between…

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Joint agencies unhinge meth import plan

Three men have been arrested by the Victorian Joint Organised Crime Task Force (JOCTF), following an alleged attempt to import 17 kilograms of methamphetamine concealed…

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Asbestos Assurance on Imported Goods

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection have recently issued a notice in relation to assurances that imported goods do not contain asbestos.  Strict liability…

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Increased Security at Australian Cargo Facilities

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have warned of increased cargo intervention across Australian cargo facilities. “We are working collaboratively with our law…

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Something Fishy

Australian Border Force (ABF) investigators have arrested and charged a 37-year-old Chinese national with allegedly importing more than 9.5 kilograms of ephedrine concealed inside dried…

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