Second Reading Speeches

Australian Border Force Bill 2015

Immigration and Border Protection
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Introduced with the Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Bill 2015, the bill: establishes the statutory office and role of the Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner; provides for the exercise of powers of the commissioner and the ABF employees; provides for the issue of binding written directions in relation to the administration and control of the ABF and the department respectively, and the performance of functions or exercise of powers; provides the ability to require immigration and border protection workers to undergo alcohol and prohibited drug screening tests; establishes secrecy and disclosure provisions; and provides for the management of serious misconduct by employees.

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