Home Affairs officials pressured to release controversial Border Force statement on election day: report

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated July 22 2022 - 9:54am, first published 7:20am
Department of Home Affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Home Affairs Department officials were pressured by a minister's office to publicly release details of an alleged "illegal" boat interception on election day, a fresh report has revealed.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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