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The Australian Government has made changes to functions overseen by the Attorney-General's Department and Department of Home Affairs. These changes involve the transfers of:

  • identity and biometrics functions into the Attorney-General's Department
  • protective security policy and government and major event security functions to the Department of Home Affairs.

International Transfer of Prisoners Statement of Policy

Prisoner transfer
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The International Transfer of Prisoners (ITP) Scheme is a consent-based scheme that allows Australians imprisoned overseas, and foreign nationals imprisoned in Australia, to apply to serve the balance of their sentence in their home country.