Australian Border Force
About This Show
The Australian Border Force podcast covers the latest news and information from the operational arm of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection–the Australian Border Force (ABF). Each episode examines how the ABF is achieving its mission to protect Australia's border and manage the movement of people and goods across it.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 03 - Tobacco smuggling: revenue up in smoke
Dec 14 16
The Government excise on tobacco and tobacco products is aimed at discouraging smoking and battling smoking related cancer, but to criminal syndicates, it’s an opportunity to dump cheap illicitly imported tobacco onto the black market, denying the government–and taxpayers–of millions of dollars in legitimate revenue. In this podcast we look at how the ABF is combatting the importation of illicit tobacco, and how by working in partnership with industry and the community, Border Watch is playing a vital role in providing information about unusual and suspicious behaviour that could be linked to drugs, weapons and wildlife smuggling.