A Brisbane-based woman from Singapore has been removed from Australia as an unlawful-non citizen who had overstayed her visa.
The woman had been found guilty on state charges of engaging in prostitution, knowingly participating in the provision of prostitution by another and had allegedly been facilitating illegal prostitution, which is also a breach of COVID-19 public health directions.
The woman was in Australia on a student visa. She became an unlawful non-citizen when her visa expired.
The woman was detained by the Australian Border Force (ABF) on 25 February 2021 and removed on 11 March 2021.
ABF Assistant Commissioner Tim Fitzgerald said the removal of the woman indicated how seriously the ABF was taking the alleged facilitation of illegal sex work.
“We work very closely with our partners, including the Australian Federal Police and Queensland Police, to combat the myriad of issues associated with this sort of crime type,” Assistant Commissioner Fitzgerald said.
“When illegal prostitution is facilitated, other serious issues are often present. In addition, all non-citizens in Australia are required to hold a valid visa for their stay,” he said.
People with information about illegal work can contact Border Watch by going to www.Australia.gov.au/borderwatch . By reporting suspicious activities you help protect Australia’s border. Information can be provided anonymously.