With the holiday season just around the corner, excitement is building about the souvenirs and novelty gifts to buy. Australians returning home from overseas however, need to be careful about what they bring back.
- by Alison and Jillian Barrett
A Japanese man has been nabbed at Perth Airport allegedly trying to smuggle six native bobtail lizards out of Australia.
- by AAP
"I was not trying to scam my way into Australia with a dog," an apologetic Lamar Patterson said a day after illegally bringing in his bulldog.
- by Tracey Ferrier & Laine Clark
Brisbane Bullets recruit was stopped upon arrival in Australia and his French bulldog placed in quarantine.
- by Toby Crockford
An Indigenous man who was detained and had his permanent residency visa cancelled has been released from detention, but how many others are still there?
- by Paul Malone
Stephen Nicolson was jailed for 14 months for refusing to hand over his Facebook password to UK police. He had been convicted under laws which Australia is now emulating with legislation introduced to parliament last month.
- by Colin Kruger
Quarantine officers will out in force at all ports and border crossings as the 15,000 Eagles fans return to WA in the week after the final.
- by staff writers
Sacked border security chief Roman Quaedvlieg will be asked to appear before a Senate inquiry to expand on his hotly disputed claim that he was asked to help resolve an au pair visa problem on behalf of a “mate” of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s.
- by David Wroe
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton was on Thursday night locked in an extraordinary battle of claim and counter-claim with his estranged former border security chief over the au pair controversy after the sacked official gave explosive new evidence to a parliamentary inquiry.
- by David Wroe & David Crowe
Denise Woodrum claimed to have been fooled by a man she met online named "Hendrik Cornelius" into taking the journey.
- by Angus Thompson