System Message:

Australian Immigration Daily News

Breaking Australian immigration news brought to you by Migration Alliance and associated bloggers.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Team Blogs
    Team Blogs Find your favorite team blogs here.
  • Login
    Login Login form
Posted by on in General
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 751
  • 1 Comment

Operation Battenrun detains eight people for organised migration fraud

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have detained eight individuals as part of a national operation targeting unscrupulous labour hire intermediaries and foreign worker exploitation.

Five Malaysian nationals were located and detained for either being in Australia illegally or working in breach of their visa conditions.

Two of those detained are suspected of higher level involvement in worker exploitation. All five are being held in immigration detention ahead of their removal from Australia.

ABF’s Commander of Field Operations James Copeman said the activity was part of Operation Battenrun, an ongoing ABF operation targeting those facilitating illegal foreign work and organised migration fraud.

Source: Operation-Battenrun-captures-8-people.pdf

Last modified on
Rate this blog entry:


  • Christopher Levingston
    Christopher Levingston Friday, 07 December 2018

    So, let me understand this...5 people working illegally is evidence of organised exploitation of illegal workers?
    I get the "facilitating part" but "organised migration fraud"?
    Good to see the AFP is protecting us all and those people being exploited working illegally in Australia.
    We can protect them by holding them under the Migration Act (Section 189) and deporting potential witnesses.
    well done the AFP, keep up the good work.

Leave your comment

Guest Friday, 22 February 2019
Joomla SEF URLs by Artio

Immigration blog

Westpac Banner
Recommendation: All new migration agents be required to complete a period of supervised practice
One of the key recommendations from the Enquiry in...
Continue Reading...
Newsflash: PIC 4020
If you have been spending sleepless nights ponderi...
Continue Reading...
Have your say on the review of Victoria’s Visa Nomination Occupation List.
Victoria’s Skilled and Business Migration Program ...
Continue Reading...
"My OSHC Assistant" App for your clients
For Allianz Global Assistance OSHC students who ne...
Continue Reading...
Migration CPD Made easy: A summary of Category A, B, Mandatory, Compulsory and Electives
MARA CPD RequirementsThe legal requirements for RM...
Continue Reading...