Border Force beset by problems

Audit report into the merging of departments finds it failed to realise savings and is plagued by poor record keeping and high turnover

Helen Davidson – The Guardian – 7 June 2018

The creation of the Australian Border Force by the merging of the departments of immigration and border protection failed to bring the budget savings it promised, and was beset by poor record keeping and high turnover, the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has found.

It also found the department failed to evaluate 94% of its contracts with external consultants engaged to assist the merger.

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