By Nick McKenzie and Charlotte Grieve, originally posted by the Age on 21 October.

The Australian Border Force is the target of a corruption investigation over allegations that it improperly funnelled $39 million from a national security project to sharemarket-listed defence company Austal to prop up its financial position.

But the investigation into the suspected corruption of the $573 million Cape-class patrol boats contract has created divisions within the federal anti-corruption agency running the probe with planned hearings scrapped, counsel assisting removed and claims that the agency is weak.

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