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Government pushes for increased Border Force powers inside immigration detention facilities

The government is set to introduce a new bill that would afford Border Force officials increased powers inside immigration detention facilities.

The federal government is set to announce new legislation that will give Australian Border Force officials increased powers to conduct searches and seize material inside immigration…

  • Claudia Farhart
  • SBS

Currently, only police officers have the authority to perform searches and seize material inside the facilities.

Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge said the proposed amendments came in response to more “foreign criminals” being held in Australia’s immigration facilities.

“These are people who often have a history of child sex…

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