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From: Rob Goodwin
Dear Department of Home Affairs,
Hi there pretty simple one,
I am looking for the specific number of maritime vessels that have been intercepted attempting to arrive on Australian shores illegally during the period of September 2013 to March 2019
If possible also the number of inhabitants of said boats that have either been subsequently removed to their country of origin or held at a detention facility as a result
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Good afternoon Mr Goodwin
The information you are seeking access to is publicly available on the Australian Border Force website. A monthly Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) update is published which includes the number of vessels intercepted, the number of people on board those vessels and other information relevant to your request. The information can be found here: https://newsroom.abf.gov.au/channels/Ope....
This information is available since the commencement of OSB in September 2013.
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