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- Josh Ostrovsky explains the internet to Katie Couric, as reported by On the Media in their story, The Fat Jew: Superstar or Supervillain? (Part 1), 28 August 2015.
- “We don’t want a detention centre led economy”, Tony Abbott’s soundbite, was reported by ABC TV’s Insiders, 6 September 2015. Transcript of press conference.
- Border Force ‘a quantum leap forward’, Sky News Australia, 1 July 2015.
li>Border Force: what is it, and why do we need it?, News.com.au, 6 July 2016.
- Border Force operation shut down on same day of announcement after community reaction, ABC Radio’s PM, 28 August 2015.
- Operation Fortitude press release “clumsily worded”: Border Force commissioner, ABC News, 28 August 2015.
- Dutton’s office ignored Border Force briefing, Sky News Australia, 30 August 2015.
- Border Force fiasco calls into question culture and leadership of ‘paramilitary’ group, The Canberra Times, 4 September 2015.
- Inside Border Force’s power, The Saturday Paper, 5 September 2015.
- Australia’s Brutal Treatment of Migrants, The New York Times, 3 September 2015.
- The Mafia in Australia: Blood Ties, ABC TV’s Four Corners, 7 July 2015.
- Audio of Tony Abbott’s press conference, 6 September 2015 from ABC News24.
- Nicholas Fryer may be found at nickfryer.net.
- Transvision Vamp’s “I Want Your Love” (1988) obtained from YouTube.
- The 9pm Edict theme by mansardian via The Freesound Project.
- Edict fanfare by neonaeon, via The Freesound Project.
- Elephant Stamp theme by Joshua Mehlman.
- Photograph of the Trinity atmospheric nuclear test, July 1945, by the US Government via Wikimedia Commons.
[Picture: Australian Border Force Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg, in a screenshot from ABC TV, 28 August 2015.]