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 […]

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 […]

NZ Customs VR
Border Security

NZ Customs: Understanding the traveller experience

Harnessing virtual reality technology to make the traveller experience at Christchurch Airport more pleasant is one way New Zealand Customs is seeking to ensure a customer-centric approach to border security. Twin challenge Securing borders has […]

Security upped, funding upped.
Border Security

Australian government pledges $293.6m for airport security

The Australian Government will strengthen security at airports, international mail centres and air cargo facilities over four years as part of a comprehensive $293.6 million package of new initiatives announced in its 2018-19 annual Budget. Upped […]