Border Force descends on Melbourne to ensure civilians are “Behaving Appropriately”
Disclaimer: The following article is not satire…
The Government’s Border Force patrol will descend on Melbourne streets this weekend to harass and question anyone they choose who looks suspiciously “unAustralian.”
In an unprecedented move, the Government has given Border Farce officers the right to detain and question any individual without grounds, and request details of their Visa arrangements.
According to Don Smith (his real name) Australian Border Force regional commander for Victoria and Tasmania, officers will be stationed at various locations around the city and will speak “with any individual we cross paths with.”
“You need to be aware of the conditions of your visa; if you commit visa fraud you should know it’s only a matter of time before you’re caught out,” says Mr Smith.
According to Mr Smith, officers will work with, “a diverse team of transport and enforcement agencies to target crime in the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) as part of Operation Fortitude”.
“Tonight and tomorrow evening [Friday and Saturday] Metro Trains, Yarra Trams, the Sheriff’s Office, Taxi Services Commission and the ABF will join Victoria Police as part of the inter-agency operation,” he said.
“With a particular focus on people travelling to, from and around the CBD, the group of agencies will work together to support the best interests of Melburnians, targeting everything from anti-social behaviour to outstanding warrants.”
Victorian Police released a statement saying the public transport system would “be at its safest … as a diverse team of transport and enforcement agencies take to the streets as a part of Operation Fortitude”.
“There is a lot of truth to the saying that there is strength in numbers,” Transit and Public Safety Command acting superintendent Campbell Mill said.
“From a policing perspective we will have Protective Services Officers, Passive Alert Detection Dogs, police, booze buses and automated number plate recognition vehicles deployed this Friday and Saturday night.
“While we are all separate organisations, we all have something in common – a responsibility to keep our community safe.
“In order to do that, we need to ensure that people are behaving appropriately.”
“Behaving appropriately…?” WTF is that……??