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Illegal work organisers targeted in WA and QLD operations

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has executed a series of Taskforce Cadena-related warrants on properties in Queensland and Western Australia this week, targeting labour hire intermediaries (LHI) providing illegal farm workers. Taskforce Cadena is a joint agency initiative between the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), led by its operational

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School holiday blitz: Rule-breakers caught, responsible fishers thanked

Ramped-up compliance patrols over the September school holiday period and October long weekend detected 78 recreational fishing offences in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Aerial and on-water patrols ran day and night targeting known non-compliance hotspots in the Capricorn Coast, Whitsundays, Mackay, Townsville, Innisfail, Mission Beach and Cairns areas. Most reported

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Passenger at Gold Coast Airport arrested with alleged child exploitation material

A Malaysian man visiting Australia on a tourist visa has been arrested at Gold Coast Airport after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers discovered alleged child exploitation material. Officers stopped the man for questioning as he arrived on a flight from Malaysia yesterday (October 11). During a baggage examination, officers discovered the material

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