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Friday, August 28th

Border Force to join police in huge visa fraud crackdown in Melbourne CBD “The centre of Melbourne will be swamped with police on Friday and Saturday night in a huge multi-agency operation to target everything from visa fraud to antisocial behaviour. Australian Border Force, police, and transport officers will take up positions at various locations around the CBD and will be ‘speaking with any individual we cross paths with’, said ABF regional commander, Don Smith. ‘You need to be aware of the conditions of your visa; if you commit visa fraud you should know it’s only a matter of time before you’re caught out,’ he said in a statement. It was not clear if the operation – codenamed ‘Operation Fortitude’ – would involve on-the-spot visa checks or demands for proof of identity. More details were expected at a press conference on Friday afternoon.”

The Guardian