Operation Embla considered allegations that 2 locally engaged employees at the Australian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa were engaging in corrupt conduct by improperly granting Australian visa applications in exchange for money. The Integrity Commissioner found that one of the locally engaged employees had engaged in corrupt conduct within the meaning of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 (Cth).
23 Aug 2022
Operation Avon was an investigation by ACLEI into allegations that Australian Border Force officers were engaging in corrupt conduct by assisting a criminal syndicate to import drugs into Australia. The investigation did not substantiate the allegations and as such, no corruption findings were made by the Integrity Commissioner.
12 Jul 2022
It was found that a Home Affairs employee misused their Commonwealth credit card by making 59 personal purchases totalling $1,578. The staff member pleaded guilty and was sentenced by the court. Given the circumstances, no corruption finding was made.