Australian Border Force Becomes Front Line Agency Leading Operation Sovereign Borders

On 1 July 2015, the functions of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service were integrated into a new Department. The Australian Border Force was established as the new front-line operational agency within the Department reflecting a greater focus on the border as a strategic national asset.  The integrated arrangements build on recent border protection reforms and the long history of the two organisations working closely together.


Roman Quaedvlieg was sworn in to his new role at a Parliament House ceremony in Canberra on Wednesday along with deputies and assistant commissioners.


Mr Quaedvlieg said he has unwavering confidence in his team as they undertake their mission to counter those ‘who would seek to exploit our prosperity and wealth for criminal gain’.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott hailed the ceremony as a historic day, saying the agency ushered in a new era of disciplined service.


Read more on Border.gov.au.

Source: www.border.gov.au


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