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Home Affairs confirms investigation into visa corruption claim

Home Affairs confirms investigation into visa corruption claim

The Department of Home Affairs has launched a probe into allegations a bribe may have influenced a visa decision.

  • by Dana McCauley and David Estcourt

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'Human error': Border Force admits it forgot to send crucial email in Hakeem al-Araibi case
Australian Border Force

'Human error': Border Force admits it forgot to send crucial email in Hakeem al-Araibi case

ABF commissioner admits an officer "simply forgot" to send an email, which meant the AFP was not aware of Mr al-Araibi's visa status.

  • by Michael Koziol
Hundreds of foreign criminals are being handed back their cancelled visas
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Peter Dutton

Hundreds of foreign criminals are being handed back their cancelled visas

In one case, William Sualauvi Betham was allowed to remain in Australia despite being jailed for more than 10 years for drug trafficking.

  • by Dana McCauley and David Estcourt
Beware the scare campaigns as the election nears
Opinion
Opinion

Beware the scare campaigns as the election nears

Never let the truth and a good scare campaign get in the way of electoral victory.

  • by Crispin Hull
Man charged after allegedly importing 80kg of MDMA into Sydney
Drugs

Man charged after allegedly importing 80kg of MDMA into Sydney

A US national was arrested at Sydney Airport after attempting to take possession of the imported drugs on Thursday.

  • by Sarah Keoghan
How the first day of the political year threatened to end the Morrison government
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High Court of Australia

How the first day of the political year threatened to end the Morrison government

When Speaker Tony Smith finished reading the legal advice he had received, MPs held their collective breath.

  • by Tony Wright
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Labor shadow cabinet signs off on modified refugee bill that could still pass Parliament
Bill Shorten

Labor shadow cabinet signs off on modified refugee bill that could still pass Parliament

Labor has cleared the way for a compromise on refugee medical transfers.

  • by David Crowe
Custody deaths in WA, Manus Island spark global ‘Deathscapes’ project
Indigenous

Custody deaths in WA, Manus Island spark global ‘Deathscapes’ project

Ms Dhu's 2014 death in WA custody has sparked a huge research project that argues her tragedy was not an isolated occurrence but part of a global pattern.

  • by Emma Young
Men charged over plot to smuggle gun parts disguised in toy motorbikes
Australian Border Force

Men charged over plot to smuggle gun parts disguised in toy motorbikes

The gun parts were allegedly glued to the inside and outside of the toys, which were packaged as gifts.

  • by Rachel Clun
Border Force partial probe recovers $1.5 million. Was there more?
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Tax avoidance

Border Force partial probe recovers $1.5 million. Was there more?

Australian Border Force uncovered a tax scam but did not audit all of the importer's books and sought no prosecution.

  • by Richard Baker
Alleged drug kingpin extradited from Serbia over $500m cocaine shipment
Drugs

Alleged drug kingpin extradited from Serbia over $500m cocaine shipment

Builder Tristan Waters spent more than a year in a Serbian jail, accused of importing 1.28 tonnes of cocaine hidden in pre-fabricated steel.

  • by Kate McClymont