13 May 2010

Australian Embassy in Baghdad to be guarded by mercenaries

Visa Bureau is not affiliated with the Australian Government but is an independent UK company. Australian visas are available from the Australian Government at a lower cost or for free when you apply directly. Our comprehensive visa and immigration services include immigration advice from registered migration agents, a 100% success rate, document checking and expedited visa processing.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has advertised for expressions of interest from private military firms to provide security for the embassy.

The mercenaries will take over security of the Australian Embassy in Baghdad as Australia’s own military withdraws from Iraq over the next two to three years.

The federal budget included the provision of $61.6 million over three years to continue security measures for the Australian Embassy and staff in Baghdad: $33 million is allocated to be spent in the first year.

Currently, 65 defence force personnel provide security and support for the Australian Embassy and its staff in Iraq, with the move to a contracted security arrangement expected to give significant savings for the Federal Government.


The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people lodge their Australian Visa applications with the Australian Immigration Department.   


Bookmark and Share