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Border Force is over. Give it up for Van Squad

A cabinet briefing paper instructs ministers how to justify proposed laws to strip dual nationals of their citizenship if they are suspected - but not necessarily convicted - of terrorism.

A leaked ministerial briefing paper shows Prime Minister Tony Abbott's plan to give a minister the power to strip dual nationals of their citizenship will be used to wedge Labor on national security.

Man sues government after Border Force officer secretly texted on his phone

The man has filed a writ in the District Court of NSW claiming he was falsely imprisoned, unlawfully detained, and harassed.

The Coalition, meanwhile, finds itself unable to resist overdoing its advantages. Tony Abbott's recently belligerent focus on national security has lacked any of John Howard's subtlety, and delivered no discernible benefit in the polls.

The trouble is that crowd is very small. The ABC remains vastly more popular than any government, and the broader electorate simply has no interest in seeing a Prime Minister treat it like some enemy of the state that is on the wrong "side".

Government misquoting my report to defend revoking citizenship, says Bret Walker Former national security adviser says his report does not justify the Coalition’s planned laws and the minister should only have discretion over revocation of citizenship after a criminal trial

Government misquoting my report to defend revoking citizenship, says Bret Walker

Tony Abbott close to winning over cabinet and Labor on citizenship laws PM likely to win support from the opposition and dissidents in his own party for automatic stripping of citizenship from foreign fighters with dual nationality

Almost half of Australians think Australia should step back from its alliance with the United States if Donald Trump is elected president, according to a new poll from foreign policy think-tank the Lowy Institute.

Records reveal scope of wait times in Arizona primary. Records reveal scope of wait…

Almost half of Australians think Australia should step back from its alliance with the United States if Donald Trump is elected president, according to a new poll from foreign policy think-tank the Lowy Institute.

Records reveal scope of wait times in Arizona primary. Records reveal scope of wait…

‘If you commit visa fraud you will be caught,’ warns border chief, as human rights advocates warn of possible ‘racial profiling’ by officers on city streets

‘If you commit visa fraud you will be caught,’ warns border chief, as human rights advocates warn of possible ‘racial profiling’ by officers on city streets

On 1 July we became the #Australian Border Force, and integrated with @dibpaustralia. Take a look at how we made the switch from Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.

On 1 July we became the Border Force, and integrated with Take a look at how we made the switch from Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.

It may not happen, but the possibility that it will is too high for comfort. The Reserve has been calling out for help from Canberra, but Abbott and Hockey have been turning a deaf ear, far too busy coping with the confected national security crisis.

Tony Abbott's national security scare campaign hides the truth: he's making a hash of the economy

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