Singapore girl deported from Australia for overstaying pupil visa, unlawful intercourse work, Singapore Information & High Tales
SINGAPORE – A Singapore woman living in Brisbane was deported for exceeding her student visa, the Australian Border Force (ABF) said in a statement on Friday, March 19.
It was not clear where she was being sent.
She was also found guilty of state charges of prostitution and knowing involvement in the provision of the service by another person, the ABF added.
Those convicted of knowingly participating in the provision of prostitution will be sentenced to three years imprisonment for the first offense in the state of Queensland, where Brisbane is located.
The woman, who was not named, allegedly facilitated illegal prostitution, which is also a violation of Covid-19 public health instructions in Australia.
She was arrested by the ABF on February 25 and “removed” on March 11.
ABF Deputy Commissioner Tim Fitzgerald said the removal of the woman shows how seriously the ABF takes allegedly facilitating illegal sex work.
“We are working very closely with our partners, including the Australian Federal Police and the Queensland Police Department, to tackle the myriad of problems associated with this type of crime,” he added.
“When illegal prostitution is facilitated, other serious problems often arise. In addition, all non-nationals in Australia must have a valid visa to stay in.”