Tag Archives: Australian Home Affairs Minister

SECRET REPORT ON ASYLUM BOAT WITHHELD FROM POLICE – Saturday July 27 2013

– A crucial top-secret report into the Australian authorities’ response to the distress of the ill-fated asylum seeker boat known as the SIEV 358 was deliberately withheld from a West Australian police investigation into the sinking which killed 104 men. … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA. NOW GO AWAY – Sunday July 21 2013

– Australia’s new hardline treatment of refugees has begun, with 81 asylum seekers on their way to Papua New Guinea after arriving in Australian waters early on Saturday. The asylum seekers – most from Iran – are the first to … Continue reading

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DEADLY DELAY IN BOAT RESCUE – Sunday July 14 2013

– Customs and Border Protection waited hours before directing its ship to go to the rescue of a foundering asylum seeker boat that eventually capsized on Friday night, killing a baby boy and leaving eight other people missing, feared drowned. … Continue reading

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SAS PROPOSAL UNDER ATTACK – Tuesday July 9 2013

– Moves by the Australian government to use special forces to board merchant vessels carrying asylum seekers could spark international diplomatic incidents, a law of the sea expert said. ANU’s Professor Don Rothwell was responding to opposition immigration spokesman Scott … Continue reading

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GANG FORCE READY TO GO – Friday July 5 2013

– A new anti-gang taskforce is up and running. Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare says it comprises 71 members of the Australian Federal Police, state police forces, the Australian Crime Commission, Customs and the Department of Immigration with a brief … Continue reading

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ACTION TO STAMP OUT CUSTOMS CORRUPTION – Wednesday July 3 2013

– Customs officers will be forced to regularly change roles, have federal police officers embedded with them and conduct extra waterfront patrols as part of reforms to fight corruption and infiltration by organised crime. Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare will … Continue reading

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CUSTOMS OFFICERS’ LINKS TO BIKIES – Saturday June 22 2013

– Corruption “denial” in Australia’s customs service enabled crooked officers to exploit security gaps and turn a steroid importing ring into an international drug trafficking business. That is the key finding of Australia’s top graft investigator, Philip Moss, who also … Continue reading

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REFORMS PROMISED TO FIGHT CUSTOMS’ GRAFT AND CRIME – Saturday February 2 2013

– Australian customs services need massive reforms to confront corruption and organised crime, according to Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare, who has also vowed that officials involved in graft will be ripped out by the throat. Mr Clare has also … Continue reading

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NATIONWIDE CUSTOMS PROBE – Saturday December 22 2012

– Australia’s powerful police integrity watchdog is running a covert inquiry into alleged corruption at all the nation’s airports and ports. The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity’s Taskforce Natio has spent at least six months using phone taps and … Continue reading

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OVERHAUL TACKLES CORRUPT CUSTOMS CULTURE – Saturday December 22 2012

– The federal government has admitted the culture of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service needs a major overhaul, following allegations that some if its officers have been involved in drug trafficking, money laundering and organised crime. Home Affairs … Continue reading

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