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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. The Force was established on 1 July 2015 merging the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service with the immigration detention and compliance functions of the then Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

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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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
The Age - Published

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.
SBS - Published

Coroner to probe ABF official's death

An Australian Border Force official has died on a vessel in the Torres Strait.
SBS - Published

Australia Border Force officer dies on vessel

An investigation is underway into the death of an Australian Border Force force officer.
SBS - Published Also reported by •The Age

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