EP#50: Opening the Border

For almost two years Australia’s border has been closed off to the rest of the world to help protect Australia from COVID-19. Closing this border was not an easy task and opening it won’t be either. Australia’s Border Force are the ones that are set with these difficult tasks. Working day and night, these important members of the APS help protect Australia from an array of pests and diseases, and more recently, COVID-19.

In this weeks episode we are joined by Michael Outram, Commissioner at the Australian Border Force, as we discuss the important work the ABF has been doing to help keep Australia safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Discussed in this episode:

  • The ABF’s COVID-19 response
  • Challenges faced during the pandemic
  • Steps being taken to reopen Australia’s border
  • Technologies used in the ABF to help keep Australian’s safe