MIL-OSI Australia: Man’s visa cancelled after child exploitation material found

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Source: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service


Man’s visa cancelled after child exploitation material found

A Hong Kong national has had his visa cancelled and is awaiting removal from Australia after child exploitation material was found on his mobile phone at Melbourne Airport. The 50-year-old man arrived on a flight from Bangkok on 1… Read More →

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Record WA illicit cigarette seizure

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Significant Firearm Seizure and Charges

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Commissioner’s opening statement to Senate Estimates, Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Australian Border Force continues to manage rising volumes of trade and travel across our border; e-commerce is having a substantial impact on our air cargo and international mail operations, whilst air and sea passenger numbers have… Read More →

Timorese national charged over child exploitation material

A 35-year-old Timorese national has been arrested and charged by the Australian Border Force (ABF) at Perth Airport after child exploitation material was located, allegedly on his electronic device. ABF officers conducted a baggag… Read More →


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