DIBP Industry Summit Held in Melbourne Discusses Security

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) hosted an industry summit in Melbourne on 19 & 20 November 2015 and outlined future strategies on crime & security.

A brief outline of their Strategic Border Command & Responses to Organised Crime & Security Breaches was stated as:

  Mission – To facilitate legitimate trade and travel. Prevent, deter and detect illegal movement of people and cargo across the border .

 Strategic Border Command to apply intelligence, information and targeted activities.

 Several government agencies will work together to share intelligence and information – DIBP, AFP, ACC, ASIO, DFAT, DAWR, Austrac, ATO, etc.

 Immigration and Customs investigations are to contribute to a whole-of government approach and a synchronised effort to target, respond and disrupt serious threats and breaches to the border.

 Combatting organised crime, national security risks, serious or complex border crime, systemic vulnerabilities in trade and migration systems.

Naturally they will be seeking the cooperation of Customs & Forwarding Brokers along with their clients in this ongoing mission. National security is everybody’s business.

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