EXPANSION OF ABF TOBACCO STRIKE TEAM

The Australian Border Force Tobacco Strike Team will receive a boost of $7.7 million in additional funding over the next two years to continue to combat criminal syndicates attempting to smuggle illicit tobacco into Australia. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the additional funding provided within the 2016 Budget will significantly…

DARWIN COMPANY PENALISED HEAVILY FOR EXPLOITATION

A Darwin computer company was today ordered to pay a penalty of $430,000 to the Commonwealth Government for breaches of sponsorship obligations regarding three foreign 457 visa holders. The company, Hallmark Computer Pty. Ltd., was also ordered to pay more than $83,000 in restitution to the workers and the company’s sole director and shareholder Ashok…