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Case study: Disrupting people-smuggling activities

In 2019–20 we continued to mitigate serious threats to Australia’s territorial and border integrity by furnishing security assessments to Home Affairs. For example, we investigated an onshore visa applicant whom we assessed to have previously facilitated people-smuggling activities. We concluded that they were directly or indirectly a risk to Australia’s security, and that it would not be consistent with security requirements for them to hold an Australian visa. We subsequently furnished an adverse security assessment to Home Affairs recommending their visa cancellation.