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Investigation Report: Operation Swordfish — An investigation into the conduct of staff members of the Department of Home Affairs working as Locally Engaged Employees at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi

Operation Swordfish considered an allegation that a former Home Affairs staff member used their position to influence the processing of visas for a personal financial benefit. Following an investigation by the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI), the Integrity Commissioner found that former Home Affairs staff member used their position to process visa applications outside of the Department's policies and procedures, in exchange for substantial sums of money on at least two occasions, totaling AUD $9,798. Operation Swordfish formed part of the Visa Integrity Task Force, established by ACLEI in 2017 to target corrupt conduct by staff members involved in the issue of visas in various Australian and overseas posts.