Torres strait

Suspension Of Torres Strait Traditional Border Crossing

Manning said the traditional border crossing arrangements established under the Torres Strait Treaty are suspended as of May 4th 2022. 

He added that a person can only cross the border in the event of medical emergencies, natural disasters and emergencies at sea.

Authorized Officers have been placed to monitor the traditional border crossing areas in Western Province.

Torres-PNG border checks must be bolstered: Warren Entsch

Entsch, whose far north Queensland electorate takes in the Torres Strait, will today take Health Minister Sussan Ley and Attorney-General George Brandis to one of Australia’s most northerly points, the remote ­Saibai Island, to push his case for a greater government presence on the porous border.