That Australia has not suffered a successful terrorist attack on its aviation industry is testament to the resilience of our security system.
Australians need to have a broad conversation about immigration. This must go beyond border security to discuss immigration's broad functions, social impacts and the national interests it serves.
A recent study shows Donald Trump is out of date when he claims "people are pouring across our southern border".
With drug trafficking, turf war, and craven politicking all at work, Colombia and Venezuela's fraught relationship has taken a turn for the worse.
The Australian Border Force represents a significant departure from earlier ways of managing the border.
The Australian Border Force is the culmination of the move towards militarised border security. This commenced in earnest with the introduction of Operation Sovereign Borders in September 2013.