Informit article: Dark justice: Orwellian justice in the era of the Australian Border Force

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In May 2014 the Abbott government announced, with typical bombast, the arrival of a new super-agency in an already cluttered law-enforcement environment. Backed by fresh legislation and with armed troops fitted out in coal-black uniforms, the Australian Border Force (ABF) was to epitomise an increasingly belligerent approach to policing a frontier that then Immigration Minister Scott Morrison termed a ‘strategic national asset’.

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