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United, We Stand: Combining Cross-Governmental Data Resources to Refine Border Activities

Sandy Clarke, Alan Kuffer, Greg Hood, Andrew Robinson

2015 13TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DATA ENGINEERING WORKSHOPS (ICDEW) | IEEE | Published : 2015

Abstract

More than 16 million air passengers arrive in international Australian airports every year. The overwhelming majority of these passengers are not carrying any goods of biosecurity concern. The Australian Department of Agriculture is responsible for intervening at the border to intercept regulated pests. Intervention is risk based: At airports, for example, risk assessment officers determine whether a passenger should undergo further intervention by interview and evaluating the incoming passenger card (IPC), both of which are undertaken in situ. Pre-Arrival access to passenger clearance data, which is collected by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, may provide more timely a..

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