Every year the Australian Passport Office issues over a million passports. While passports are known to be expensive, the most recent R Series will cost Australians an all-time high of $325.

New counterfeit technologies as well as an increased tax are have increased costs.

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Produced By: Julia Schmidt

Featured In Story: Dr. David Lee, Associate Professor of History at UNSW

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 18 April 2023