Month: December 2017

New Department of Home Affairs established

On 20 December 2017 the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) was established. As part of the Federal Government’s restructure, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has been transitioned to the new Department. The DHA is responsible for immigration, border control, national security and law enforcement and includes the following agencies:

  • The Australian Federal Police (AFP)
  • Australian Border Force (ABF),
  • Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and
  • Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC).

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) will also join the new DHA following the passage of legislation.

Links to information about traveling to Australia can now be found here:

Please do not hesitate to contact us at for Australian immigration assistance.


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