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Australian Border Force: Law enforcement agency
The Australian Border Force (ABF) is a law enforcement agency, part of the Department of Home Affairs, responsible for offshore and onshore border control enforcement, investigations, compliance and detention operations in Australia.

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Border Force commissioner defends handling of coronavirus risk as global report points finger at Australia's treatment of asylum seekers

The Australian Border Force boss says all protocols have been followed after guards at immigration detention centres in Brisbane and Melbourne tested positive for COVID-19.
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Villawood detention centre employees in isolation after visiting the Crossroads Hotel

The Australian Border Force has confirmed an undisclosed number of employees at Villawood Immigration Detention Centre are self-isolating after visiting the Crossroads Hotel.
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Spike in Australians importing Donald Trump's coronavirus 'cure' drug

The Australian Border Force says there has been a surge in unauthorised imports of the Donald Trump-touted prescription drug hydroxychloroquine.
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Decision to allow passengers off Ruby Princess was by NSW state: Australian Border Force

New South Wales state's health department allowed passengers off the coronavirus-stricken Ruby Princess cruise ship as they determined it to be "low risk", a top Australian Border Force (ABF) official..
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Border Force blames NSW Health after more than 100 cruise passengers test positive for COVID-19

The Australian Border Force has blamed NSW Health for the disembarkation of coronavirus-infected passengers from the Ruby Princess.
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'The threat is real': Dutton reveals Sri Lanka asylum boat stopped

The Australian Border Force stopped a boat carrying 13 suspected asylum seekers from Sri Lanka on August 7, the fourth such intercept since the May election.
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Sri Lanka asylum boat stopped on Aug 7

The Australian Border Force stopped a boat carrying 13 suspected asylum seekers from Sri Lanka on August 7, the fourth such intercept since the May election.
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Two-year-old girl in immigration detention has teeth surgically removed

Australian Border Force insists that Australia upholds its international human rights obligations, and considers the best interests of children it its internal procedures and policies.
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Boat carrying 20 asylum seekers detained off Australia

The Australian Border Force has reportedly intercepted a boat carrying about 20 Sri Lankan asylum seekers in the Indian Ocean.
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Coroner to probe ABF official's death

An Australian Border Force official has died on a vessel in the Torres Strait.
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Australia Border Force officer dies on vessel

An investigation is underway into the death of an Australian Border Force force officer.
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