This audit would examine effectiveness of the Department of Home Affairs’ operation of the Border Intelligence Fusion Centre to support border operations.

In 2016, the Border Intelligence Fusion Centre was established within the department to better identify potential threats across the border continuum. The centre brings together intelligence gathering and targeting functions that support border operations, including those functions that were previously delivered by the National Border Targeting Centre.

Through the operation of the centre, the department aims to enhance risk assessments of international passengers and cargo by improving access to analysis, coordination and sharing of border-related data; and collaborate with similar targeting centres in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.