Biometrics Institute

Biometrics Institute APAC Conference weeks away

The Biometrics Institute will host the Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference 2019 in Sydney on 22-23 May. Now in its 18th year, the conference brings together biometric users from key government agencies, private sector organisations, suppliers […]

AI and intuitive decision-making in irregular people movement

AI and intuitive decision-making in irregular people movement

Automating border management and visa processing makes good sense, writes Geoff Heath, but immigration practitioner ‘smarts’ remain more important than ever. Rapid advances in technology, and particularly Artificial Intelligence (AI), are re-shaping border management for […]

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Duton (R) announce Home Affairs Portfolio
Border Leaders

Australian Home Affairs minister in leadership tilt

Australian Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton has resigned his cabinet ministerial post effective 21 August following a failed attempt to wrest leadership of his political party, the Liberal Party, from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Down […]

Auckland Airport
Government News

New Zealand consults public on proposed ETA

New Zealand plans to strengthen its border security by requiring most airline and cruise passengers to provide better information before leaving their home country via an ETA process. The government’s plans were released for consultation in […]

New Zealand visa shake-up
Government News

New Zealand tightens student visa regime

The New Zealand Government today announced changes to immigration settings that will affect post-study work rights for international students. Fit for purpose According to the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), the changes are […]

ABF Commissioner
Border Leaders

New Australian Border Force Commissioner sworn in

Michael Outram APM has been sworn in as the Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner by The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, at a ceremony in Canberra […]

Border Systems

IDEMIA to provide Australia’s biometric matching engine

IDEMIA will provide a biometric matching engine solution for the Australian Department of Home Affairs, underlying the processing of visas, border crossings and citizenship applications. IDEMIA will work alongside prime contractor Unisys Corporation, who will […]