Statement from Commissioner Michael Outram APM

It is with deep regret that the Australian Border Force (ABF) confirms the death of an ABF officer on board an ABF Cutter in the Torres Strait overnight.

As the Commissioner of the ABF, I have offered my deepest condolences to the officer’s family. My immediate concern is for the welfare of our officer’s family and of the crew of the vessel. Ongoing welfare support is being provided to them and I have ensured that all ABF officers are offered support at this time.

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