Operation Fortescue was a joint investigation between ACLEI and Home Affairs which considered allegations that fraudulent claims were being made under the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) by members of the ABF at airports in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. The investigation found that 4 ABF officers had separately submitted and processed fraudulent TRS claims and directed refunds amounting to $139,480.56 to bank accounts held by the officers or their family members. All 4 were prosecuted for offences of obtaining a financial benefit by deception.
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.
28 Jun 2022
A corruption finding was made that a locally engaged employee at the Australian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa engaged in corrupt conduct by improperly granting Australian visa applications in exchange for money.