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31 Mar 2021
A corruption finding was made that a staff member of the former Agriculture Department assisted a Company to import plants by conducting lenient quarantine inspections and disclosing information. The staff member was charged and sentenced by the court.
9 Mar 2021
A corruption finding was made that an AFP staff member released sensitive information to a drug syndicate in exchange for a financial benefit. Mr Hampton was charged and sentenced by the court.
26 Feb 2021
An investigation into whether a biosecurity officer had accepted bribes to clear imported goods without inspection. This was unsubstantiated but a corruption finding was made in relation to the staff member engaging in systemic theft of office supplies.
9 Sep 2020
Operation Angove investigated possible corruption issues concerning interactions between Home Affairs and the ABF with Crown Melbourne Limited and their VIPs who travelled to Australia to gamble in their facilities. No corrupt conduct was found.
7 Jul 2020
An investigation into an allegation that a Home Affairs staff member was assisting with the importation of drugs. The allegation was not substantiated but it was found that the staff member engaged in corrupt conduct by disclosing protected information.
6 Jul 2020
A joint ACLEI, AFP and Home Affairs investigation found that an ABF officer had engaged in corrupt conduct by receiving a bribe and aided and abetted a criminal syndicate in the importation of illicit tobacco products.