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Torres Strait: policing the open border

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 92

John McFarlane

ISBN 0 642 24076 0 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, July 1998

Abstract

In recent years there has been much discussion about trafficking in drugs and guns across the Torres Strait. This paper provides an overview of a seminar entitled Torres Strait : policing the open border. McFarlane includes some of the practical issues raised in discussion at the seminar, such as: the Torres Strait Treaty; the exercise of jurisdiction in the region; maritime activities; the security of Papua New Guinea; community policing; maintaining border control; and cross border cooperation.

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Media release: Torres Strait: policing the open border