DFAT biometrics panel spans across agency borders

By Paul Hemsley The federal government is looking to deepen its use of facial and voice recognition technology for producing and issuing travel documents through the Australian Passport Office (APO). The APO, which operates under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has issued a request for tender that seeks “specialised biometric support” in […]

DFAT supports stranded government employees overseas

By Paul Hemsley During the industrial relations dispute between Qantas and its employees, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) assisted government and non-government employees stranded overseas. As a result of the flight cancellations stemming from the dispute, extra DFAT staff were immediately added to the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra for stranded Australians needing further […]


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