Brexit
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Brexit: Taking back control of our borders?

Tony Smith CBE, Chairman of the International Border and Technologies Association (IBMATA), writes that those hoping Brexit will provide the UK with a greater ability to control its borders may be disappointed. One of the […]

New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
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Former immigration minister new Australian PM

After a tumultuous week in Australian politics, a former immigration minister has emerged as the country‚Äôs new prime minister. But it’s not the one most people had their eyes on. The other guy Having already […]

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Duton (R) announce Home Affairs Portfolio
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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 […]

New IATA Chairman Akbar Al Baker
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Akbar Al Baker new IATA Board Chairman

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, has commenced as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG). His one-year term is effective […]

Secretaries meet
Americas

DHS Sec Nielsen meets with Home Sec Javid

On May 29, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with United Kingdom Home Secretary Sajid Javid in Washington, D.C. Secretary Nielsen and Home Secretary Javid discussed U.S. and UK counterterrorism cooperation, including enhancing […]

ABF Commissioner
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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 […]

Home Office staffing changes
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UK Home Office announces senior staffing changes

The Permanent Secretary at the UK Home Office announced on 24 May a number of changes in senior staffing. New faces Among the staffing changes, Second Permanent Secretary, Patsy Wilkinson, has decided to take on […]

Tony Smith
Border Leaders

Border Management: Meeting the global challenge

One of the great advantages of “staying in the game” after government service is the opportunity to stay in touch with other veterans of border management; and to meet the next generation of border leaders, […]