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Administration of goods revenue and clearance at the border
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This audit would assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department of Home Affairs’ and Australian Border Force’s customs duty and cargo clearance administration.
Border and customs operations generate the Commonwealth’s second largest source of revenue. In 2021–22 there was $17.58 billion in revenue collected from customs duty, passenger movement charges and import processing charges, and there were 85 million air cargo consignments cleared and 6.3 million sea cargo consignments cleared. Trafficking and illegal movement of goods and people across the border compromises Australia’s trade and travel system, economy, public safety, and national security.