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16 February, 2017
Preschoolers can learn a language in 2017
Preschools and child care centres in the Federal electorate of Dickson can join a national programme which introduces preschoolers to a second language. The Turnbull Government's Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) programme, after a trial period, is now open nationally. Under the ELLA p... more
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08 February, 2017
Stay smart online
Internet fraud and scams is a growing problem in our connected world. Australians reported losing more than $80 million to internet fraud last year according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Common tools that cyber criminals use are; links that are sent by SMS, vi... more
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26 January, 2017
Local heroes recognised
Australia Day is the time that we announce the annual Dickson Community Awards, which recognise local people who through volunteer work or community service have made our communities a better place and for those who record extraordinary achievements. This year’s Dickson Citizen of the Year wa... more
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26 January, 2017
Dickson welcomes new citizens
The new year is well and truly underway with children back at school and all of us back into our work routine. After Christmas and New Year, Australia Day looms as an important date on all our calendars. I was privileged on Australia Day to attend Samford Rotary Club’s Citizenship Ceremony ... more
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06 December, 2016
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Dickson residents a safe Christmas and a prosperous 2017.  As we all celebrate Christmas this year, I hope you spend valuable time with your family and friends to appreciate the great opportunities we have in Australia. I also ask you to plea... more
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06 December, 2016
Nominations are now open for my annual Australia Day Awards. These awards recognise local heroes and community groups. If you know someone who lives in Dickson and you think deserves recognition for their service to the community, or achievements in other fields please fill in the nomination form in... more
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06 December, 2016
Drowning is a leading, but preventable, cause of death for children under five. As the weather heats up and we head into school holidays, it’s imperative to remember the importance of pool safety. Last year the State Government implemented changes to the pool safety regulations in Queensla... more
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06 December, 2016
Samford Riding for the Disabled Christmas Party
Thanks to Samford Riding for the Disabled for inviting me to their Christmas Party over the weekend! Thanks to the amazing volunteers for all the work you do.
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06 December, 2016
Kids Alive - Do the 5!
Great to catch up with Laurie Lawrence in Parliament last week to talk about the importance of water safety for kids as we head into school holidays. When I was Health Minister I announced vital funding for Kids Alive to ensure they can continue to deliver free water safety educational books and dvd... more
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06 December, 2016
ABCC legislation passes Parliament
The Australian Building and Construction Commission legislation has passed the Senate and Lower House. This is great news for small businesses, taxpayers and our economy. A stronger building industry will build a stronger Australia.
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06 December, 2016
Great to chat with Sam Armytage this morning about the great work Australia Border Force are doing to keep our borders secure and to highlight how important it is for the ABCC Bill to pass Parliament this week. 
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06 December, 2016
Congratulations to Bobbi from Ferny Hills State School!
It was a pleasure to meet Bobbi and her mum Mel last week. Bobbi is in year 1 at Ferny Hills State School and was the first prize winner of my Christmas Card Competition for her year level. This year we had close to 4000 entries from 31 schools across Dickson. Congratulations Bobbi! more
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06 December, 2016
AVEO Morning Tea with Tim Mander MP
Recently I hosted a morning tea with Tim Mander MP - State Member for Everton at AVEO Albany Creek. It was great to catch up with everyone and answer their questions. Many residents were interested in my new Age Pension Guide and Seniors' Guide - if you'd like a copy please phone my office... more
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06 December, 2016
Albany Creek State School Christmas Card winners!
Great to be at Albany Creek State School's assembly recently to congratulate Kate and Lydia. Kate was the first place winner for Prep in the Dickson Christmas Card competition and Lydia came second in Year 2. Well done Kate and Lydia!
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06 December, 2016
Strong Borders, Secure Borders
Australia’s newest addition to our Air Force, the P-8A Poseidon, has arrived in Australia. It will strengthen our existing maritime surveillance capability, help secure Australia’s borders, play a vital role in the fight against people smugglers and provide state of the art anti-submarin... more
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15 November, 2016
“I have known Peter for over ten years now and to be honest Peter has not change a bit, he remains approachable, focused and sincerely devoted to our Dickson Community. From the day Peter rescued Pine Rivers United Football Club from virtual bankruptcy due to an error made on our Club Tax R... more
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15 November, 2016
“In my 10 years of being involved in sporting clubs, I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Peter Dutton.  During this time I have found him to be very much in touch with the community he represents and  genuinely interested in their welfare.  Peter has always... more
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15 November, 2016
“As Mayor of Pine Rivers Shire Council, I always appreciated the efforts of Peter Dutton who helped me in advancing the shire.  I could always approach Peter and whether it was a local, state or federal issue, he was available and willing to help. We need this backing even more so toda... more
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15 November, 2016
Pine Central Holy Spirit Hornets Presentation Day
Great to be at the presentation day for Pine Central Holy Spirit Hornets recently to present awards. Congratulations to the Club on another successful year!
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15 November, 2016
Mt Maria Petrie Awards Night
Congratulations to from Mt Maria College Petrie, who were recognised for their achievements at the school’s annual Awards Night recently. It was an honour to present awards on the night. Congratulations to the following students: Ben McGill, outgoing school captain and recipient of t... more
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15 November, 2016
Year 3 winner of the Dickson Christmas Card competition
Congratulations to Hayleigh from Our Lady of the Way - the overall winner for Year 3 in my annual Christmas Card Competition. It was great to meet Hayleigh's proud family recently and congratulate her on her great drawing, which will be on the front of my 2016 Christmas card. more
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15 November, 2016
Refugee resettlement from Regional Process Centres
The Australian Government has reached a further third country resettlement agreement for refugees currently in regional processing centres. Resettlement arrangements for those found to be refugees in Nauru and Manus Island already exist with Papua New Guinea and Cambodia. This further agreemen... more
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15 November, 2016
REMEMBRANCE DAY
On Remembrance Day we pause to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. It was an honour to lay a wreath at the Pine Rivers RSL Sub-Branch's service this year. Congratulations to all those who organised the service and a special mention to the students from Kurwongbah State Scho... more
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15 November, 2016
Year 2 winner of the Dickson Christmas Card Competition
Congratulations to Joseph from Albany Hills State School - the overall winner of my Christmas Card Competition for Year 2 across Dickson.
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15 November, 2016
  I have been associated with Peter Dutton for the past eighteen (18) years and I consider him to be a man of unquestionable integrity.   Peter has made a valuable contribution to many local community organisations and has worked closely with me during my involvement in Rotary, Life Ed... more
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11 November, 2016
Mt Maria College Petrie Awards Night Congratulations to the students from Mt Maria College Petrie, who were recognised for their achievements at the school’s annual Awards Night recently. It was an honour to present awards on the night.Congratulations to the following students: ... more
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03 November, 2016
2 Nov 2016 North-West News  article by Glenn Roberts Upgrade for black spots $2.18M PROJECT THE LATEST EFFORT TO MINIMISE CRASHES  YET another project to reduce the accident rate on Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious roads is under way.Work has started on upgrading Mt Nebo Rd in an effort to... more
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26 October, 2016
The Turnbull Government’s focus on ensuring young Australians are job ready has been strengthened with the launch of grant guidelines for the second round of the Empowering YOUth Initiatives. Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said the Government is inviting not-for-p... more
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24 October, 2016
  The Hon Peter Dutton MP Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  Address to Queensland Memorial Service in honour of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the late King of Thailand, Brisbane  22 October 2016 E&OE……………&hel... more
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05 October, 2016
Moreton Bay Rail Link opened!
It was great to see Alan, Gail and Barbara enjoying the first train ride on the Moreton Bay Rail Link on October 3. Alan and Barbara are the grandchildren of AJ Wyllie - a pioneer of the Pine Rivers area. Of great interest is Mr Wyllie's diary from over 130 years ago when the first Council meeting r... more
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19 September, 2016
$20,000 for Pine Rivers Men's Shed
Thanks to the Pine Rivers Men's Shed for giving me a tour of the facility last week. I was pleased to announce $20,000 from the Stronger Communities Programme towards the Men's Shed expansion project. The money will go towards laying the slab for the new shed. more
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19 September, 2016
Congratulations to Bronte from Dayboro State School
Great work by Bronte from Dayboro State School, who raised over $280 for her school's walkathon recently! I was pleased to meet Bronte recently and present her with a bike from Strathpine Bicycle Centre to congratulate her for all her hard work.   more
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19 September, 2016
Recently I was pleased to announce Government funding for essential advocacy and welfare services for veterans, serving members and their families, war widows and widowers in Dickson.   The funding from the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants progra... more
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19 September, 2016
Dickson Seniors' Expo success
The Dickson Seniors’ Expo is proving to be more popular than ever, with over record numbers attending this year. I was very proud to sponsor the annual two-day Expo, which showcased over 60 stallholders, handed out in excess of 1400 free sample bags, and hosted a high&n... more
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04 August, 2016
Australia’s law enforcement agencies have once again joined forces to crack down on Australia’s illicit drug market – intercepting more than 150 kilograms of methamphetamine, or ice, that was destined for Melbourne’s streets. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection ... more
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27 July, 2016
PRIME MINISTER: Well good morning. This is an important day. It is two years since a successful people smuggling venture came to Australia. It is two years that we have kept the border secure, two years when the team from Border Force and Operation Sovereign Borders led by the Minister, have ensu... more
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27 July, 2016
Today is an important milestone for Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB), marking two years since the last successful people smuggling venture. This achievement is a result of the Coalition’s vigilant commitment to its successful border policy. The Prime Minister reiterated his Government&r... more
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26 July, 2016
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing will not be tolerated in Australian waters, as demonstrated by the recent conviction of 26 Vietnamese foreign fishermen who were found illegally fishing in Australian waters last month.   The crew and masters of the vessels received suspended ... more
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24 July, 2016
The Australian Government has committed more than $2 million over two years to deliver CARE Australia’s Emergency Assistance and Safe Spaces for Crisis Affected People in Jordan project.   The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the project would support pe... more
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18 July, 2016
A new agreement between Australian and New Zealand will drive the international competitiveness of export businesses in both countries.   The Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the New Zealand Customs Service signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Brussels last week t... more
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07 July, 2016
Subjects: Election outcome; Labor’s Mediscare campaign; Leadership; Cory Bernardi; Humanitarian Programme. EO&E...........................................................................................................................................   LUKE GRANT:   Congrat... more
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30 June, 2016
Subjects: Election; Labor divided on boats; Operation Sovereign Borders; Manus RPC; Same Sex Marriage Plebiscite.   EO&E...........................................................................................................................................   ANDREW BOLT:  ... more
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30 June, 2016
Subjects: Federal Election; Labor divided on boats; Operation Sovereign Borders; Black Power bikie gang; Tony Windsor; Rob Oakeshott; Labor’s Mediscare.   EO&E............................................................................................................................... more
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24 June, 2016
Labor has no credibility on migration or Australia’s 457 visa programme. The Rudd-Gillard Labor Governments not only lost control of our borders – they lost control of our temporary visa programmes as well. Under Labor the numbers of foreign workers in Australia on 457 visas&n... more
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24 June, 2016
  Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton has announced five suburbs in Dickson will receive improved mobile phone coverage if the Coalition is re-elected as part of an additional $60 million commitment to extend the successful Mobile Black Spot Programme. New mobile base stati... more
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21 June, 2016
21 June 2016  A re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government will provide $35 million towards infrastructure at the Moreton Bay Regional University Precinct.  Treasurer the Hon. Scott Morrison today joined Local Members Luke Howarth, Peter Dutton and Wyatt Roy to announce the funding as ... more
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15 June, 2016
  A re-elected Turnbull Government will provide $400,000 to the Carers Foundation in Dickson. Announcing the funding, the Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said it would support the Foundation in its work to provide ‘Care for Carers’. The Carers Foundation is b... more
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08 June, 2016
A Darwin computer company was today ordered to pay a penalty of $430,000 to the Commonwealth Government for breaches of sponsorship obligations regarding three foreign 457 visa holders. The company, Hallmark Computer Pty. Ltd., was also ordered to pay more than $83,000 in restitution to the workers... more
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08 June, 2016
The Australian Border Force Tobacco Strike Team will receive a boost of $7.7 million in additional funding over the next two years to continue to combat criminal syndicates attempting to smuggle illicit tobacco into Australia. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said ... more
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06 June, 2016
The Member for Dickson Peter Dutton has announced that a re-elected Turnbull Government will provide $30,000 for closed circuit television (CCTV) in Kallangur. Mr Dutton was joined by the Minister for Justice Michael Keenan in Kallangur today to make the announcement. Mr Dutton... more
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31 May, 2016
Canning fruit growers today received the good news that a re-elected Turnbull Government will review the status of the Perth Hills region for inclusion in the second Working Holiday Visa initiative. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton and the Member for Canning Andrew ... more
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30 May, 2016
A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $1.5 million to complete the Dayboro Memorial Showgrounds Precinct Upgrade.  The Member for Dickson Peter Dutton made the commitment to the community at the 25th Dayboro Day Festival.  Mr Dutton said the showgrounds upgrade would benefit m... more
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29 May, 2016
Labor is clearly split from the top down on border protection policies – a worrying and clear signal that it will change tack if it wins the next election.   Any change in the policy will see boats start again as we saw under Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.   Frontbencher and lead... more
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27 May, 2016
The Hon Peter Dutton MP Minister for Immigration and Border Protection The Hon Michael Keenan MP Minister forJustice Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter Terrorism   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   27 May 2016 MORE DRUGS OFF OUR STREETS   Internati... more
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12 May, 2016
SAFEGUARDING AUSTRALIA 2016 - PROTECTING THE HOMEFRONT “THE BORDER AND BEYOND AUSTRALIA’S 21st CENTURY BORDER SECURITY SYSTEM” 11 May 2016   <<<< CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY >>>>   Distinguished guests, good evening. I thank Karl Mahoney for hi... more
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12 May, 2016
The Turnbull Government will establish a new Visa Risk Assessment (VRA) capability within the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to better assess terrorism and criminal threats to Australia.   The Coalition committed $99.2 million in last week’s Budget to establish the VRA ... more
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11 May, 2016
Subjects: PNG Supreme Court decision; Manus Island; Federal Court decision; Labor divided on Border Protection; Nauru self-harm incident; 2016 Federal Election.   EO&E...   PATRICIA KARVELAS:   Peter Dutton is the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.  We... more
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10 May, 2016
Subjects: Labor divided on Border Protection.  EO&E... ALAN JONES:    Peter Dutton is on the line. Peter Dutton good morning [technical issue]. Hello Peter, are you there? PETER DUTTON: Got you now thank you. ALAN JONES:  You right? Where are you? ... more
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09 May, 2016
Subjects: Operation Sovereign Borders update; Federal Court decision, Manus Island; Sri Lankan boat. E&EO… PETER DUTTON: I just want to provide an update in relation to Operation Sovereign Borders. I have just come from a briefing with Major General Andrew Bottrell who is the Com... more
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06 May, 2016
The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton today announced the introduction of two new visa initiatives that will enhance tourism, youth mobility and business links between Australia and Singapore. The new visa arrangements have been developed as part of the Australia-Singa... more
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05 May, 2016
The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton today formally declared Islamic State (IS) a terrorist organisation under the Australian Citizenship Act 2007. Mr Dutton said the declaration meant dual citizens could have their Australian Citizenship revoked if they are found to be... more
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03 May, 2016
The woman involved in the self-immolation incident in Nauru last night has been transferred to Australia. She remains in a critical condition and all efforts are being made to meet her medical needs. We can only hope for the best possible outcome. In this and the previous incident, both patien... more
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29 April, 2016
Faster and more streamlined trade for trusted Australian businesses is one step closer, with the Government today announcing almost $70 million for the implementation of the Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) programme. ATT is a partnership between Government and private industry aimed at enhancing tr... more
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29 April, 2016
Labor is clearly split from the top down on border protection policies – a worrying and clear signal that it will change tack if it wins the next election.   Any change in the policy will see boats start again as we saw under Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.   Frontbencher and lead... more
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29 April, 2016
Subjects: Australian Trusted Trader funding announcement; self-harm incident on Nauru; Nauru & Manus Island Regional Processing Centre; Labor’s split on Border Protection; Tony Abbott's comments.   E&EO… PETER DUTTON: Thank you for being here this morning.   I'm ... more
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29 April, 2016
Bill Shorten has refused to rule out bringing the Illegal Maritime Arrivals (IMAs) in Regional Processing Centres on Nauru and Manus Island to Australia. Mr Shorten is under pressure as a growing number of his MPs repudiate Labor’s policy adopted narrowly at Labor’s national conferenc... more
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28 April, 2016
Subjects: PNG Supreme Court judgement; self-harm incident on Nauru; returns to Nauru. E&EO… PETER DUTTON:  Well everyone thank you very much for being here today. I wanted to give an update on the Manus Island situation and some advice that I have received off the back ... more
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28 April, 2016
Subjects: Manus Island Regional Processing Centre, self-harm incident on Nauru, federal election. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Mr Dutton good morning to you. PETER DUTTON: Good morning Ray. JOURNALIST: Just a little bit of history on this. This island detention centre was opened original... more
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28 April, 2016
The deep divide in Labor ranks over border protection policies is now well and truly out in the open with three Labor MPs, including a frontbencher, breaking ranks today and calling for a “re-think”.   At the very time Mr Shorten was telling media this morning he would maintain to... more
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28 April, 2016
Another investigation by the Australian Border Force’s (ABF) Tobacco Strike Team has led to the seizure of 13 million smuggled cigarettes and over eight tonnes of loose leaf tobacco in Melbourne this week.   The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton today praised ... more
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27 April, 2016
STATEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER O’NEILL
I have seen Prime Minister O’Neill’s media release and agree with his conclusion that Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) role in regional processing and resettlement has stopped many people from losing their lives at sea.  more
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26 April, 2016
MARLES’ FARCICAL RESPONSE TO PNG COURT JUDGEMENT
Labor has a very short memory when it comes to border security matters.   In a farcical media release today Richard Marles cries crocodile tears and says he is concerned about the PNG Supreme Court decision and calls for all sorts of actions.    For the record it was Labor that en... more
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26 April, 2016
PNG SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT
Australia’s border protection policies remain unchanged. more
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07 April, 2016
Speers Tonight - Sky News
Subjects: Redcliffe People's Forum – Shorten, IMA children out of detention, returns to Nauru, third country resettlement. E&EO Journalist: Now Bill Shorten tonight as I mentioned was fairly generous in signalling that Labor may be willing to offer more on a number of fronts, whether... more
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04 April, 2016
Interview with Fran Kelly - ABC
Journalist: The Immigration Minister Peter Dutton joins us this morning. Minister, thank you for joining us. Peter Dutton: Thanks Fran. Journalist: The final children were released from Darwin’s Point Wickham Centre on Friday. This is terrific news. Would this have happened if Tony Ab... more
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03 April, 2016
Interview with 3AW
Subjects: Delivering on our commitment – no children in onshore detention; Labor’s failed policies when in Government; Syrian refugee intake. E&EO Journalist: Peter, good morning to you. Good news that there’s no kids being held. Peter Dutton: Good morning gents. It&r... more
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03 April, 2016
Doorstop interview - Brisbane
Subjects: Delivering on our commitment – no children in onshore detention; Labor’s failed policies when in government; Bill Shorten’s proposed reforms to negative gearing. E&EO Peter Dutton: It is a very significant day because the Government is very proud of the fact tha... more
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01 April, 2016
Spanish authorities impose penalties against illegal fishing operators
Joint media release - The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources. The Australian Government congratulates Spanish authorities for taking action against several Spanish nationals an... more
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31 March, 2016
Interview with Ray Hadley - 2GB/4BC
Subjects: Syrian refugee intake, UNHCR meetings in Geneva, Milad Atai, CPSU strikes. E&EO Journalist: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, good morning to you. Peter Dutton: Good morning Ray. Journalist: Some people trying to come to Australia as part of our Humanitarian Programme have... more
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31 March, 2016
Australia commits additional $8.5 million to UNHCR
Australia has committed a further eight and a half million dollars to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton announced the extra funding at a UNHCR meeting in Geneva. Aust... more
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30 March, 2016
Interview with Kim Landers - ABC
Subjects: UNHCR meetings with Geneva; screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees; CPSU strikes. E&EO Journalist: Minister, good morning. Peter Dutton: Good morning Kim Journalist: Is Australia going to make a pledge to take more Syrian refugees? Peter Dutton: Well Kim we’ve alre... more
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30 March, 2016
Interview with Alan Jones
Subjects: UNHCR meetings with Geneva; screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. E&EO Journalist: What is the discussion over there about for example Brussels and is there any debate about this Schengen Agreement of open borders? Peter Dutton: Well Alan, obviously Australia is more concern... more
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29 March, 2016
UNHCR meetings in Geneva
The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton is travelling to Geneva this week to attend high level meetings convened by the United Nations and led by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) regarding Syrian refugees. The Secretary-General of the United Nation... more
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24 March, 2016
Interview with Ray Hadley
​​Subjects: Terror attacks in Brussels; screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees; children in detention; border control; federal politics. E&EO Journalist: Minister good morning. Peter Dutton: Good morning Ray. Journalist: Brussels, described by your Prime Minister, our now Prime Minis... more
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23 March, 2016
Labor's laughable 'leadership' claim
Richard Marles and the Labor party are in no position to give advice on border protection and the detention of illegal maritime arrivals. Mr Marles now claims – if ever returned to government – to fix the problems he and his colleagues created in the first place when they were last in... more
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23 March, 2016
Regional agreement to combat people smuggling and human trafficking
Joint media release - The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs Australia and our regional partners have secured an ambitious agreement to combat irregular migration, people smuggling and human trafficking. ... more
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22 March, 2016
The Sixth Bali Process Ministerial Conference
The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton will travel to Indonesia today to lead Australia's delegation at the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the Bali Process. The Ministerial Conference will be co-chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and her Indonesian ... more
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21 March, 2016
Interview with Stuart Bocking
Subjects: Visa cancellations; Khaled Sharrouf; fixed four year terms. E&EO Journalist: The Minister Peter Dutton is on the line. Minister good morning. Peter Dutton: Good morning Stuart. Journalist: Thank you for your time. Some suggestion among some MPs in New Zealand that these com... more
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21 March, 2016
New Australian citizens welcomed on Harmony Day
Harmony Day has been marked in Canberra today with a special Australian citizenship ceremony welcoming 135 people from 24 countries as Australia’s newest citizens. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton congratulated the new citizens as they pledged their loyalty an... more
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18 March, 2016
Press Conference with Major General Andrew Bottrell, Commander JATF
Subject: Operation Sovereign Borders, Syrian Refugees, Safe Schools, political prisoners, Nauru E&EO Peter Dutton: Thank you very much for being here. I'm very pleased to be here with Major General Andrew Bottrell, the great officer who heads up Operation Sovereign Borders. Tomorrow mar... more
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18 March, 2016
Boats stopped - Threat constant
Today marks 600 days since the last successful people smuggling venture reached Australia. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the success of Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) had stemmed the flow of illegal boats to Australia and no doubt saved innumerable lives.... more
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17 March, 2016
Interview with Ray Hadley
​​​Subjects: Illegal Maritime Arrivals, Senate voting reforms, Tony Windsor, foreign criminals E&EO Journalist: Minister good morning to you. Peter Dutton: Good morning Ray. Journalist: News Limited papers say that you've got a report given to the Commonwealth Government this month. ... more
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11 March, 2016
Joint Press Conference - DISRUPTING THE THREAT OF OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANGS
Joint Press Conference, Melbourne The Hon Peter Dutton MP - Minister for Immigration and Border Protection The Hon Michael Keenan MP - Minister for Justice - Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter Terrorism TRANSCRIPT Subjects: Disrupting the threat of OMCGs, Australia’s gun ... more
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11 March, 2016
DISRUPTING THE THREAT OF OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANGS
Foreign nationals who are members or associates of criminal bikie gangs should be on notice that they could have their visas cancelled and face removal from Australia under Australia’s visa cancellation laws. Already 81 bikie gang members or associates have had their visas cancelled or ref... more
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10 March, 2016
Ray Hadley weekly interview 2GB/4BC
Subject: 501 deportations, election timing, Senate reform, Tony Windsor, retirement of Teresa Gambaro, Cambodia resettlement, Operation Sovereign Borders, QLD Government, unions. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Peter Dutton, good morning to you. PETER DUTTON: Good morning, Ray. JOURNALIST:... more
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09 March, 2016
Interview with Channel 9 Today Show
Subjects: Cambodia resettlement, election timing. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton joins us now. Minister, good morning to you. Fifty five million dollars, that's an expensive stop-over. PETER DUTTON: Well Sylvia, obviously the Government is determined to make... more
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03 March, 2016
Interview with Ray Hadley, Radio 2GB/4BC
Subjects: Illegal visa overstayers; counter-terrorism unit offloads; detention figures; regional processing. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Minister, good morning. PETER DUTTON: Good morning Ray. How are you? JOURNALIST: Good thank you. We found out almost 62,000 illegal visa overstayers a... more
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01 March, 2016
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION DELIVERS RESULTS
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The Hon Peter Dutton MP - Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Senator the Hon Anne Ruston - Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources The Australian Government has welcomed news that the last active Southern Ocean illegal, unreported and unregulated... more
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29 February, 2016
TARGETING TERRORIST FINANCING AT THE BORDER
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The Hon Peter Dutton MP - Minister for Immigration and Border Protection The Hon Michael Keenan MP - Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter Terrorism Australian law enforcement officers have delivered another blow in their continued efforts ... more
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26 February, 2016
EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF ASBESTOS AT THE BORDER
The Australian Border Force (ABF) has initiated an independent review of Australia’s asbestos border control management. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the review would examine the effectiveness of Australia’s asbestos border control as enforced... more
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25 February, 2016
STRENGTHENING OUR MARITIME CAPABILITY INTO THE FUTURE
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Senator the Hon Marise Payne - Minister for Defence The Hon Peter Dutton MP - Minister for Immigration and Border Protection The Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne unveiled the Defence White Paper today confirming that Defence’s ability to contribute to borde... more
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24 February, 2016
AUSTRALIA & HUNGARY SIGN WORK AND HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENT
Hungary has today become the latest country to sign a reciprocal arrangement with Australia, allowing young people from both countries to visit each other’s nations under the Australian Government’s work and holiday arrangements.   The arrangement was signed today at Parliament Ho... more
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23 February, 2016
Interview with Ben Davis, Radio 4BC
Subjects: Baby Asha; the Coalition Government’s border protection policy.   E&EO…   JOURNALIST: The Minister joins me on the line now, Peter Dutton, good afternoon.   PETER DUTTON: Good afternoon Ben.   JOURNALIST: The allegations levelled at you. Did you... more
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22 February, 2016
Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast
Subjects: Baby Asha; the Coalition Government’s border protection policy; Newspoll. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Minister welcome back to Breakfast. PETER DUTTON: Thanks Fran. JOURNALIST: You’ve agreed to let Asha and her family live in community detention. She’s now le... more
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22 February, 2016
Interview with Lisa Wilkinson, Today Show
Subjects: Baby Asha; the Coalition Government’s border protection policy. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Joining us from Canberra is Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. Good morning to you Minister. PETER DUTTON: Good morning Lisa. JOURNALIST: Has baby Asha been moved already? PET... more
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21 February, 2016
Press Conference, Brisbane
Subjects: Baby Asha; the Coalition Government’s border protection policy. E&EO… PETER DUTTON: I just wanted to provide an update in relation to the baby at Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane. Obviously we’ve received a number of media enquiries, so I’m pleased to provid... more
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18 February, 2016
NEXT STEP FOR NEW ENTREPRENEUR VISA BEGINS
A consultation process for a new Entrepreneur visa will start today, seeking feedback on the proposed settings for the visa.   The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne, said we want to attract the best and brightest entrepreneurial talent and skills to Australia. &... more
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17 February, 2016
SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE 2016-17 HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMME
The Australian public is invited to provide submissions to be considered in the planning and development of Australia’s Humanitarian Programme for 2016-17. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the consultation process will inform the Government’s decisi... more
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15 February, 2016
$1.2 BILLION DRUG BUST IN SYDNEY
The Hon Peter Dutton MP Minister for Immigration and Border Protection The Hon Michael Keenan MP Minister for Justice Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter Terrorism The Hon Troy Grant MP NSW Deputy Premier Minister for Police JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Australian law e... more
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15 February, 2016
VISIT TO WASHINGTON DC
Joint statement from the Attorney-General and the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. Today the Attorney-General and the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection will travel to Washington DC to attend the Quintet of Attorneys General and Five Country Ministerial meeting. It i... more
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11 February, 2016
Doorstop Interview, Parliament House
Subjects: Ministerial colleagues; Tara Nettleton/Khaled Sharrouf. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Minister if I can just start with; should Stuart Robert lose his job? PETER DUTTON: Well that’s an issue for the Prime Minister and obviously I think the Prime Minister has done the right th... more
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09 February, 2016
Interview with Jon Faine, ABC 774 Melbourne
Subjects: Senate Estimates; offshore processing; Nauru; Minister Robert; retirement of Philip Ruddock. E&EO... JOURNALIST: Mr Dutton good morning to you. PETER DUTTON: Good morning Jon. JOURNALIST: Mr Pezullo who is the head of Australian Border Force yesterday at Senate Estimates to... more
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08
08 February, 2016
RETIREMENT OF PHILIP RUDDOCK
The Hon Philip Ruddock MP has served the Australian people with distinction and has made an exceptional contribution to immigration policy and operation. Mr Ruddock has announced today that he will not be contesting the next federal election and will take up a role as Special Envoy for Human Righ... more
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08 February, 2016
Interview with David and Will, Radio FIVEaa
Subjects: Offshore processing; Syrian refugees. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Minister good morning. PETER DUTTON: Good morning gentlemen, how are you? JOURNALIST: Good thank you Minister. Minister Dutton in the letter which he wrote to the Prime Minister yesterday, Jay Weatherill has thi... more
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08 February, 2016
RECORD NUMBERS OF CHINESE NATIONALS TO CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR IN AUSTRALIA
More than 100,000 Chinese nationals have decided to celebrate Chinese New Year in Australia this year. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has processed about 100,000 visitor visa applications from China in January 2016 alone, a record figure for a single month. This is an increa... more
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05 February, 2016
Press Conference, Sunshine Coast Airport
Subject: Sunshine Coast Airport upgrades, draft Departmental document E & EO Transcript TED O’BRIEN: Welcome. Thank you to the Minister for being here today. This is a great opportunity. We know how proud we are of our asset here, the Sunshine Coast Airport, and so any investment that ... more
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05
05 February, 2016
LABOR READY TO DO ANOTHER U-TURN ON BORDER SECURITY
Labor’s Richard Marles is looking for any diversion he can find to try to paper over the growing chasm in Labor over border protection policies. Mr Marles wants Australians to believe that Labor in Government would continue with the Coalition’s tough border polices that have stopped t... more
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05 February, 2016
TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES FOR SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT
Sunshine Coast Airport will start to see the benefits of a significant investment boost later this month with the installation of new equipment and technologies to facilitate international flights. Once complete mid-year, the airport will be better placed to handle increased international traffic... more
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04
04 February, 2016
Interview with Peter van Onselen, PVO Newsday, Sky News
Subjects: Anglican Dean of Brisbane comments; High Court judgment; tax reform. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Welcome to the programme. PETER DUTTON: Thanks Peter. JOURNALIST: What do you make of this story on the front page of The Australian about the Anglican Dean of Brisbane talking abo... more
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04
04 February, 2016
AUSTRALIA’S BORDER PROTECTION MEASURES REMAIN IN FORCE
The Australian Government’s tough border protection measures to stop illegal people smuggling and ensure the sovereignty of Australia’s borders remain in full force. The decision by the High Court of Australia means that regional processing continues – this is a key element of O... more
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04 February, 2016
Interview with Michael Brissenden, ABC AM Programme
Subjects: High Court judgment; tax reform. E&EO… JOURNALIST: I’m joined in the studio by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. Peter Dutton, welcome to the programme. PETER DUTTON: Thanks, Michael. JOURNALIST: First of all, the High Court has ruled that the offshore deten... more
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03 February, 2016
Interview with Laura Jayes, ‘The Latest’ Sky News
Subjects: High Court judgment; offshore processing; resettlement of refugees. E&EO... JOURNALIST: The Minister Peter Dutton joins me now in the studio. Minister, thanks so much for your time. PETER DUTTON: Thanks Laura. JOURNALIST: What does now happen to these 267 people? PETER ... more
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26 January, 2016
ALL AUSTRALIANS ENCOURAGED TO REFLECT THIS AUSTRALIA DAY
This Australia Day, more than 16,000 people from 154 different countries are set to become Australian citizens at almost 400 citizenship ceremonies nationwide. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton congratulated our newest Aussies as they pledged their loyalty and commitme... more
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22 January, 2016
PREVENTING THE SCOURGE OF ICE ON OUR STREETS
The Coalition Government is committed to preventing the damage 'ice' causes in our communities and this detection by the Australian Border Force (ABF), as part of Operation Serpia, shows that our hardline approach is getting results. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton... more
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19 January, 2016
Interview on Paul Murray Live, Sky News
Subjects: Children in detention, Eric Abetz’s comments, Real Social Dynamics E&EO… JOURNALIST: Alright now first things first. I have noticed today the usual moaning that’s around there about children in detention. There is people trying to focus in on again how the Gove... more
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13 January, 2016
MARLES LIKE HIS PREDECESSORS RULED BY EMOTION NOT REALITY
Labor has started the New Year with amnesia when it comes to their legacy of 50,000 people arriving on 800 boats. At the height of Labor's incompetence up to 1,000 people a week off smugglers’ boats were arriving and not being properly processed by Mr Marles’s Labor Government. It wi... more
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12 January, 2016
WORK AND HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC AND SLOVENIA COMMENCE
Reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangements between Australia and the Slovak Republic and Australia and Slovenia have commenced this year. Young people from both the Slovak Republic and Slovenia now have the opportunity to apply to stay and work in Australia. Young Australians will also enjoy... more
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18 December, 2015
NEW RECRUITS TO HELP PROTECT AUSTRALIA’S BORDERS
The first recruits to complete the training to become Australian Border Force (ABF) officers will be deployed to roles throughout New South Wales after celebrating their graduation in Sydney today. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton attended the graduation ceremony a... more
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17 December, 2015
Joint Doorstop Interview with Mr Roman Quaedvlieg, Australian Border Force Commissioner, Darwin
Subjects: ABF marine base in Darwin; Darwin Port lease; Mr Duncan Lewis; Mr Ian Macfarlane. E&EO… PETER DUTTON: I’m very pleased to be here today with Natasha Griggs, the Local Member for Solomon and also the Australian Border Force Commissioner, Roman Quaedvlieg. Obviously... more
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17 December, 2015
ABF MARINE BASE TO BE ESTABLISHED IN DARWIN
Australian Border Force (ABF) capability in the North will soon be strengthened with the establishment of a permanent marine base in Darwin. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton today welcomed the new marine base saying it will allow the ABF to have its own berthing f... more
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16 December, 2015
December 31 deadline set for mobile black spot  nominations in Dickson
Peter Dutton has called for nominations of mobile black spot locations in the electorate of Dickson to be submitted by December 31st for consideration under Round 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Programme. “The Commonwealth Government has committed $60 million which will help provide new or u... more
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11 December, 2015
4CA interview with John MacKenzie
Subject: ABF Torres Strait operations, Syrian refugee intake, Tony Abbott’s comments on Islam, Baden-Clay appeal, Working Holiday Visas, Entrepreneur Visas E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Peter, good morning. Welcome. PETER DUTTON: Good morning, John. Nice to be back. JOURNALIST:... more
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11 December, 2015
Joint Doorstop Interview with The Hon Warren Entsch,  Federal Member for Leichardt
Subjects: Bay Class vessels; Australian Citizenship Amendment Bill; patrols in FNQ & Torres Strait; proposed laws to lock-up convicted terrorists.   E&EO...   WARREN ENTSCH: First of all thank you very much for taking the time to be here today. I’m here with Minister Pet... more
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11 December, 2015
PATROL VESSEL BOOST IN TORRES STRAIT
The Australian Border Force (ABF) will bolster its capabilities in Torres Strait and Far North Queensland (FNQ) with the stationing of a Bay Class vessel in FNQ to permanently patrol the region. The Roebuck Bay has commenced its first patrol in the Strait after departing Cairns on Monday. It has ... more
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10 December, 2015
Ray Hadley weekly interview 2GB/4BC
Subject: Operation Appleby, Abdullah Elmir, Ashley Dyball, Tony Abbott’s comments on Islam, Gerard Baden-Clay E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Minister, good morning to you. PETER DUTTON: Good morning Ray. JOURNALIST: Now, you obviously as Acting Justice Minister would be across... more
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07 December, 2015
VISA REFORMS TO ATTRACT INNOVATIVE TALENT TO AUSTRALIA
Innovators and entrepreneurs will be encouraged to bring their ideas to Australia with visa reforms to attract talented and highly educated people under the Coalition Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. A new Entrepreneur Visa will be introduced to attract innovative talent a... more
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07 December, 2015
Interview with John Laws, Radio 2SM
Subjects: National security; children in detention. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Our Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton is on the line, hopefully, Minister are you there? PETER DUTTON: Yes I am John. How are you? JOURNALIST: I’m ok, Peter, you? PETER DUTTON:... more
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04
04 December, 2015
PARLIAMENT PASSES CITIZENSHIP LAW
The Parliament last night passed the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015 which updates and modernises a long standing provision of Australian law to reflect the new age of terrorism. more
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02 December, 2015
Ministerial Statement ‘Operation Sovereign Borders – two year scorecard’
September marked the second anniversary of Operation Sovereign Borders and this month marks two years since the turnback phase of OSB commencing. more
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02 December, 2015
Dickson News - November 2015
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Christmas Card Competition Winners, Green Army Project - Eatons Hill, Dickson Community Awards 2016, Changes to pool safety regulations.
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29 November, 2015
The Bolt Report Interview - Network Ten
Subject: Syrian refugees, NSC, Monkey Pod lunch, Human Rights Commissioner. E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Australia's taking an extra 12,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq on top of the nearly 14,000 we already bring in each year. Now, obviously, there's a security risk here. For instan... more
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27 November, 2015
JOINT CROSS BORDER PATROL BEGINS IN TORRES STRAIT
Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) and Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government agencies have begun a one week joint cross border patrol in the Torres Strait. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the patrol provided a vital opportunity for officers from both ... more
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26 November, 2015
Doorstop Interview - Parliament House, Canberra
Subjects: Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015; Mal Brough; lunching with colleagues; border security. E&EO…………………………………………………&h... more
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26 November, 2015
CITIZENSHIP BILL
Debate on the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015 will resume next week. The Solicitor General has provided the Government with further advice and the Government will add a further amendment to those already recommended by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Int... more
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25 November, 2015
PAYING FOR VISA SPONSORSHIP OUTLAWED
The integrity of Australia’s visa system was strengthened today following the passage of legislation prohibiting people from receiving payment in return for sponsoring temporary and permanent foreign workers. The Migration Amendment (Charging for a Migration Outcome) Bill outlaws conduct i... more
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24 November, 2015
Interview with Rafael Epstein, ABC Drive Melbourne
Subjects: Prime Minister’s National Security Statement; Syrian refugees; asylum seekers. E&EO………………………………………………………………&h... more
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20 November, 2015
Doorstop Interview Brisbane International Airport
Subjects: Counter-Terrorism Unit interventions; Grand Mufti comments; Indonesian death penalty; transfer of detainees; Christmas Island Detention Centre disturbance; Indonesia Australia Business Week 2015. E&EO…………………………&he... more
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20 November, 2015
There’s been a significant increase in the number of interventions Counter-Terrorism Units (CTU) are making at Australia’s international airports in recent months. Since July 199 passengers have been offloaded from their flights by CTU officers for national security reasons, concerns ... more
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17 November, 2015
Subject: Grand Mufti, Paris attacks, refugee resettlement E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Minister, good morning. PETER DUTTON: Good morning Alan. JOURNALIST: Thank you for your time. Can I just ask you half a left field question? Would you consider cancelling the visa of the Grand ... more
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16 November, 2015
Subject: Paris attacks; resettlement of Syrian refugees. E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: [start of recording] calls this morning about the potential for risk posed by the 12,000 Syrian refugees who are due to arrive here by the end of the year. Are you relooking at the whole issue? PETER ... more
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16 November, 2015
Subject: Resettlement of Syrian refugees, NSC, Paris attacks. E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Thanks so much for joining us on PM Agenda. Can I first of all ask you, what steps is the Government making to ensure that IS operatives are not posing as refugees to get to Australia? PETER DUTT... more
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16 November, 2015
Subject: Syrian refugees; Paris attacks. E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Peter Dutton is the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. Minister, thanks for joining me. PETER DUTTON: Pleasure. Thank you. JOURNALIST: Now, there's news this afternoon that the first intake of Syrian ... more
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16 November, 2015
Subject: Paris attacks, resettlement of Syrian refugees, Grand Mufti comments E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Joining us now is the Federal Minister for Immigration Peter Dutton. Mr Dutton, good afternoon. PETER DUTTON: Good afternoon Tom. JOURNALIST: Okay well I'm not only the one say... more
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16 November, 2015
E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton joins us from Brisbane. Minister, thank you very much for your time tonight. One of the attackers here in Paris had registered as a refugee. How can you protect us from importing the same problem? PETER DUTTON: Well than... more
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16 November, 2015
Subject: Paris attacks E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Our Immigration Minister Peter Dutton joins me live from Brisbane. Minister, thanks for your time. PETER DUTTON: Thanks Kochie. JOURNALIST: What lessons can Australia learn from the Paris attacks? PETER DUTTON: Well Kochie th... more
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15 November, 2015
Subject: Paris attacks E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Minister thanks for joining us this evening. PETER DUTTON: Thanks Chris. JOURNALIST: We had our corresponded in Paris Mike Amor tell us before that one of the gunmen is believed to be a Syrian refugee who went through from Greec... more
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12 November, 2015
Subject: Christmas Island Detention Centre disturbance, transfer of detainees outlaw motorcycle gangs, citizenship legislation, leadership E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Minister, good morning to you. PETER DUTTON: Good morning, Ray. How are you? JOURNALIST: Good and I appreciate the... more
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11 November, 2015
Subject: Christmas Island Detention Centre disturbance; UN Human Rights Council; people smugglers. E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Peter Dutton, welcome to the program. PETER DUTTON: Thanks, Michael. JOURNALIST: You've heard there the concerns from some in New Zealand that this is in ... more
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11 November, 2015
Subject: Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015; Christmas Island Detention Centre disturbance. E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: The citizenship legislation will be debated in Parliament today. Has Labor given their commitment that they will support the legislati... more
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11 November, 2015
Subject: Transfer of detainees; Christmas Island Detention Centre disturbance. E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Minister good evening to you? PETER DUTTON: G’day Paul. JOURNALIST: Alright. Can you give us an idea; the seven people who were involved in the unrest, the riots, they ... more
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10
10 November, 2015
Subject: Christmas Island Detention Centre disturbance E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: For more I’m joined by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. Minister good morning to you. Have the reinforcements quelled the trouble? What’s the latest? PETER DUTTON: Well the reinforce... more
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10 November, 2015
Subject: Christmas Island Detention Centre disturbance E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Peter Dutton good morning. PETER DUTTON: Good morning Marius. JOURNALIST: Can you just bring us up to date with the latest on the situation on Christmas Island with the Australian Federal Police t... more
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10 November, 2015
Subject: Christmas Island Detention Centre disturbance E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: What’s the situation like on Christmas Island at the moment? PETER DUTTON: Well, obviously reinforcements have arrived onto Christmas Island and there’s an operation underway at the moment. ... more
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10 November, 2015
Subject: Christmas Island Detention Centre disturbance; UN Human Rights Council. E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Minister, thank you for coming in. PETER DUTTON: Thanks, Leigh. JOURNALIST: You've said this afternoon that security has now been restored at the Christmas Island Detention... more
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10 November, 2015
Subject: Christmas Island Detention Centre disturbance; Newspoll; GST. E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: With me is the Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. What can you tell us this morning? What are the circumstances there now? PETER DUTTON: Well Kieran, there’s an operation und... more
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10 November, 2015
Subject: Christmas Island Disturbance E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Peter Dutton the Immigration has been in charge of all of this and he is on the line. Minister, good afternoon. PETER DUTTON: Good afternoon Ben. JOURNALIST: How difficult was it to regain control? PETER DUTTON:... more
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10 November, 2015
Subject: Christmas Island Detention Centre disturbance; UN Human Rights Council. E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Minister, thank you for coming in. PETER DUTTON: Thanks, Leigh. JOURNALIST: You've said this afternoon that security has now been restored at the Christmas Island Detention... more
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09
09 November, 2015
Subject: CI Detention Centre disturbance, Syrian refugees. E & EO Transcript PETER DUTTON: Okay, well I’m happy to take any questions you might have JOURNALIST: Minister, are you concerned given that the Department has said that there is a small group of convicted criminals tha... more
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09 November, 2015
Subject: Christmas Island Detention Centre disturbance E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: For more on all of this, the Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, joins me now. Thank you for your time Minister. PETER DUTTON: Thanks David. JOURNALIST: Can we start with what's I guess kicked ... more
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08
08 November, 2015
Subject: Syria Refugees, Amnesty Report, ‘Abyan’, Citizenship legislation.   E & EO Transcript   JOURNALIST:  Our programme guest is the Minister for Immigration, Peter Dutton, who joins us from our offices in Brisbane. Minister, good morning. Welcome. PETER DU... more
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05 November, 2015
Subject:  Zaatari refugee camp visit, resettlement of refugees, comments of Senator Leyonhjelm on police, deportation of criminals.   E & EO Transcript     JOURNALIST:  Minister, good morning.   PETER DUTTON: Good morning, Ray. How are you?   JOURNALIS... more
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30 October, 2015
Subject: Amnesty Report, medical treatment for refugee from Nauru, Nauru, Tony Abbott’s speech. E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: The Minister for Immigration, Peter Dutton, joins us now from Sydney. Thanks very much for your time, Minister. PETER DUTTON: Thanks, Paul. JOURNAL... more
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30 October, 2015
Subject: Amnesty International E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Peter Dutton there were serious allegations raised by Amnesty International and your response was simply ‘trust the military, trust the Australian authorities and don’t trust Amnesty’. PETER DUTTON: Marius, m... more
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29 October, 2015
Subject: Medical treatment for refugee on Nauru, Amnesty International, NZ deportations, Russell Packer E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Minister, good morning. PETER DUTTON: Good to be with you, Ray. Thank you. JOURNALIST: Now, I wanted to get straight to this pregnant Somali asylum se... more
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28 October, 2015
Subject: Medical treatment for refugee on Nauru, Philippines E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: With me now is the Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton. Minister, thank you for your time this afternoon. What can you tell me about any latest developments in relation to Abyan? PETER DUTT... more
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23 October, 2015
Subject: PNG resettlement, medical treatment for refugee on Nauru E & EO Transcript PETER DUTTON: Firstly I want to say thank you very much to Luke Howarth for being here with me here today. The Moreton Bay University will be an incredible project and it will help young kids within our... more
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22 October, 2015
Subject: Trip to Malaysia, NZ deportations, foreign fighters, medical treatment for refugee on Nauru E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton joins me every Thursday. A little later than usual today because he’s in Malaysia. Minister, good morning. PET... more
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20 October, 2015
Dickson News - October 2015
Tackling domestic violence, Congratulations Albany Creek State School, Life after Year 12 exams, Stronger Communities Programme, Seniors' Guide 2015.
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20 October, 2015
Subject: 2014-15 ABF drug detections, CT IT Systems, Nauru, Medical treatment for refugee on Nauru E & EO Transcript PETER DUTTON: Well ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for being here. It’s a pleasure to be here with Minister Keenan, but can I also thank very much the D... more
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19 October, 2015
Subject: Medical treatment for refugee on Nauru, NZ Deportations, Fairfax Poll E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: The Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is in our Parliament House studios. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. PETER DUTTON: Thanks Fran, nice to be back. JOURNALIST: You ... more
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19 October, 2015
Subject: Medical treatment for refugee on Nauru, NZ Deportations, Fairfax Poll E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: The Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is in our Parliament House studios. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. PETER DUTTON: Thanks Fran, nice to be back. JOURNALIST: You ... more
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19 October, 2015
Subjects: Medical treatment for refugee on Nauru, NZ Deportations, Fairfax Poll, Senator Abetz’s comments. E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Minister, can you run us through exactly what medical and mental help this woman received before it was determined that she didn’t want the t... more
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19 October, 2015
Subjects: Medical treatment for refugee on Nauru, Philippines. E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Can I start by asking, what in the end actually convinced you that she didn’t want an abortion? PETER DUTTON: Well her own words, and as i… JOURNALIST: …she said that? ... more
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15 October, 2015
Subject: Counter-terrorism summit, radicalisation, deportations, Prime Minister’s investments, Nauru pregnancies E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Minister, good morning. PETER DUTTON: Good morning, Ray. JOURNALIST: We’ve got this summit being called today by the Prime Minist... more
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15 October, 2015
Subject: Neil’s interview with Kadir Kaya, radicalisation, counter-terrorism summit E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: On the line is our Immigration Minister. Peter Dutton, good morning. PETER DUTTON: Good morning, Neil. JOURNALIST: Can you tell us, in simple terms, why he woul... more
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09
09 October, 2015
Subject: Operation Sovereign Borders, Christmas Island, Character Cancellations, Philippines, Women on Nauru, High Court Case, E & EO Transcript PETER DUTTON: Well ladies and gentleman thank you for being here this morning. I’m here with Major General Andrew Bottrell, who’... more
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08
08 October, 2015
Subject: Farhad Jabar and associates, Syrian refugee resettlement, deportees in Brisbane hotel, New Zealand deportation E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Minister, good morning. PETER DUTTON: Good morning, Ray. How are you? JOURNALIST: Good, thank you. Yesterday the counter-terror... more
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06 October, 2015
Subject: Nauru detention centre, regional resettlement options   E & EO Transcript     JOURNALIST: Well as you've heard this morning, Nauru is hailing a landmark change to asylum seeker policy. Mandatory detention on the island has effectively ended, that's what the Governmen... more
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05 October, 2015
Subject: Nauru; Syria, UN E & EO Transcript JOURNALIST: Nauru's Government is promising to process all 600 asylum seekers in its detention centre within the next week and from today it becomes an open facility, 24 hours a day. That means detainees will be free to move around the island. ... more
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01 October, 2015
Australia’s maritime co-operation with Indonesia has been enhanced by high-level meetings in Canberra this week.  The Australian Border Force (ABF) hosted a delegation from the Indonesia Coast Guard (Badan Keamanan Laut – BAKAMLA).  The establishment of a... more
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18 September, 2015
Joint Media Statement Ramp signals and electronic communications installed on the Bruce Highway between Caboolture and the Pine River will improve traffic flows at key congestion points when they are activated next week. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Develo... more
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17 September, 2015
New Aussies Welcomed on Australian Citizenship Day
Australia’s diversity was on display today in celebration of Australian Citizenship Day with more than 3,500 people from 108 countries expected to become Australian citizens at more than 80 ceremonies across the nation. Celebrated annually on September 17, Australian Citizenship Day helps ra... more
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10 September, 2015
Cambodia Meetings
The Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton met with the Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Interior Sar Kheng in Phnom Penh today. The meetings reinforced the commitment of both nations to the successful implementa... more
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07 September, 2015
Stronger Communities Programme Round 1 of Stronger Communities Programme has closed and applications submitted which will see Dickson receive approximately $150,000 to assist community ventures early in the New Year. Round 2 will open in mid-February and applications will... more
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16 August, 2015
Multi-Million Dollar Mobile Technology Boost in Drug War
Sophisticated and world-class technologies have been installed in eight new Mobile Examination Vehicles (MEVs) that have entered the service of Australia Border Force (ABF) in the national fight against drugs and other illegal activities. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter D... more
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14 August, 2015
MPs launch petition to Boost the Bruce
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Friday, 14 August 2015 Peter Dutton MP Federal Member for Dickson Luke Howarth MP Federal Member for Petrie Wyatt Roy MP Federal Member for Longman Mal Brough MP Federal Member for Fisher Senator James McGrath MPs launch petition to Boost the Bruce Five Coalition pa... more
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31 July, 2015
Commending the Success of Australia's Cape Class Vessels
Today the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton visited the Australian Border Force Cutter Cape Wessel in Fremantle to commend the success of Australian Border Force’s Marine Unit. ABF Cutter Cape Wessel is the first ship to be launched under the Australian Border Forc... more
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22 July, 2015
Industry Tip-Offs Lead to Major Illicit Goods Seizures
Tip-offs from industry helped stem the flow of drugs, weapons and other prohibited goods into Australia through 2014-15. Twenty per cent of more than 1200 calls to the former Customs and Border Protection Service produced positive results. They resulted in more than 200 kilograms of drugs and ... more
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18 July, 2015
Pine Central Holy Spirit Rugby League Football Club Upgrade
JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT Hon Peter Dutton MP Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Federal Member for Dickson  Hon Jamie Briggs MP Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development A new rugby league football clubhouse built with Australian Government fund... more
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16 July, 2015
Almost Seven Tonnes of Drugs Kept Off Our Streets
Almost seven tonnes of major illicit drugs and precursor chemicals have been prevented from reaching Australia’s streets in the first ten months of the last financial year. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said that protecting Australians and keeping drugs off... more
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03 July, 2015
$8 million announced for Bruce Highway planning
Joint Media Statement $8 MILLION is on the way to fund planning for priority upgrade works on the Bruce Highway between the Pine River and the Caloundra Road interchange. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss was in Bald Hills today to ann... more
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01 July, 2015
A New Era in Border Protection
Today is a significant day in the history of Australia’s border protection, with the official launch of the Australian Border Force (ABF), the new operational arm of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The inaugural ABF Commissioner, Roman Quaedvlieg APM, was sworn in at a... more
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29 June, 2015
Shorten Fails Leadership Test - Remains Silent on Turn-Backs
The Labor Party is hopelessly split on stopping illegal maritime arrivals with Bill Shorten failing to show any leadership. A day after one of his frontbencher’s said Labor should adopt the Coalition’s successful border protection policies of turning back the boats; Mr Shorten has aga... more
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26 June, 2015
Appointment of first Australian Border Force Commissioner
The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton announced today that the first Commissioner of the Australian Border Force (ABF) will be Mr Roman Quaedvlieg APM. Mr Quaedvlieg will be sworn in as the inaugural Commissioner at a ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesda... more
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23 June, 2015
Legislation to Strip Terrorists of Citizenship
Joint media release - The Hon Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, Attorney-General The Government will strip Australian citizenship from dual nationals who engage in terrorism. Legislatio... more
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16 June, 2015
Dickson News - June 2015
June Dickson News and National Security Update.
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01 June, 2015
It has been over 300 days since the last successful people smuggling venture. The longest the last Labor government went was three weeks. more
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28 May, 2015
Illegal Workers Targeted Nationally
The Hon Peter Dutton MP Minister for Immigration and Border Protection   Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE A coordinated national operation to tackle illegal workers, visa fraud and worker exploitation a... more
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26 May, 2015
New Measures to Strengthen Australian Citizenship
Joint media release - The Hon Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister, and the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. The Commonwealth Government intends to update the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 so dual nationals who engage in terrorism can lose their citizenship. The... more
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21 May, 2015
No Place for Foreign Criminals
The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that people who travel or migrate to Australia abide by nation’s laws and community standards and is warning those who don’t that they risk visa cancellation and removal from Australia. Four hundred and fifty visas have been cancelled... more
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20 May, 2015
A Reverse One And A Half Somersault or What!?
Bill Shorten’s contortions in trying to avoid acknowledging the success of Operation Sovereign Borders has to be hurting by now. The Opposition Leader’s attempts to avoid stating whether Labor will support the successful Stop the Boats policy of the Coalition Government has reached la... more
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19 May, 2015
Bill Shorten’s contortions in trying to avoid acknowledging the success of Operation Sovereign Borders has to be hurting by now. The Opposition Leader’s attempts to avoid stating whether Labor will support the successful Stop the Boats policy of the Coalition Government has reached la... more
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14 May, 2015
Australian Border Force One Step Closer
The establishment of the Australian Border Force (ABF) is closer than ever with the passage of the Australian Border Force Bill 2015 and the Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Bill 2015 through the Senate today. These Bills enable the establishment of the ABF as th... more
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13 May, 2015
Budget Boost for Dickson
Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said the Budget announced great measures for small businesses, young people, families and pensioners. In particular, local not-for-profit organisations and small businesses have received a significant boost in the 2015 Budget. “The Coalition Gover... more
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12 May, 2015
2015 Pine Rivers Red Shield Appeal Launched
The Hon Peter Dutton MP on Friday officially launched the 2015 Pine Rivers Red Shield Appeal, at a breakfast launch at Club Pine Rivers in Bray Park. Mr Dutton has served for many years as the Chairman of the Pine Rivers Red Shield Appeal. The Launch heard from keynote speaker Hannah Stead. Hanna... more
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12 May, 2015
Score a Goal! Register for Sporting Schools
The Hon Peter Dutton MP is urging all local primary schools, clubs and coaches in Dickson to sign up to Sporting Schools, The Abbott Government’s new initiative to get more kids active and healthy. Mr Dutton said the Abbott Government is tackling the activity levels and the health of child... more
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06 May, 2015
Labor All At Sea On Boats - Admits Failure - Denies Solution
Labor’s Immigration spokesman Richard Marles must spell out precisely how Labor would shut down the people smuggling trade. Mr Marles told SKY NEWS today that: “We are going to do everything we can to make sure that journey (the flow of illegal maritime arrivals to Australia) never st... more
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05 May, 2015
Another month has passed without a successful people smuggling venture to Australia under Operation Sovereign Borders. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said that there has been no successful arrival in Australia since June last year – over 10 months ago &ndash... more
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04 May, 2015
Shorten Won't Stop the Boats
Opposition leader Bill Shorten has confirmed that a future Labor government will open the flood gates to a new wave of illegal maritime arrivals into Australia. Mr Shorten repeatedly refused to answer direct questions today about whether Labor would maintain the Coalition’s tough border pol... more
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29 April, 2015
17 Illegal Workers Detained in Woody Point Brisbane
The Hon Peter Dutton MP Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Luke Howarth MP Federal Member for Petrie JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Immigration and Border Protection, working closely with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Servic... more
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28 April, 2015
Strengthening Australia's Relationship with IOM
A new Strategic Partnership Framework (SPF) with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will further strengthen Australia’s important relationship with the organisation. Today the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton met with the Director General of IOM Will... more
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31 March, 2015
Settlement Arrangements Reinforced During PNG Visit
The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton and the new Operation Sovereign Borders Commander Major General Andrew Bottrell today held talks with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration Hon Rimbink Pato MP regarding the PNG Regional Resettlement Ar... more
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30 March, 2015
New Commander Named for Operation Sovereign Borders
Major General Andrew Bottrell CSC and Bar, DSM has been appointed as the new Commander for Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB). The new Commander has over 30 years’ experience in the Australian Defence Force, graduating from the Royal Military College in 1987. He has served a number of operat... more
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23 March, 2015
Marles Still Quiet on Turn-Backs
Richard Marles still won't confirm Labor's position on abandoning turn-backs. Since Tayna Plibersek’s comments, Labor has refused to deny that they would change the Coalition Government’s highly successful solution to saving lives at sea and stopping the boats. Just over five month... more
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21 March, 2015
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21 March, 2015
MBRL Bus Tour Rescheduled - TODAY 21 MARCH
TODAY 21 March ----- 17 February 2015 The Moreton Bay Rail Link corridor bus tour, formerly organised by Trevor Ruthenberg, has been rescheduled to Saturday the 21st of March and is now being handled by my office. All persons booked for the tour which was to be held on the 21st of February ... more
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18 March, 2015
18 months of OSB delivers stronger borders
Today marks the 18 month anniversary of Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB), the Coalition Government’s solution to saving lives at sea and stopping the boats. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the Coalition Government’s commitment to tough border prot... more
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10 March, 2015
Roads to Recovery funding flows in Dickson
The Moreton Bay Regional Council has received $1 303 604 from the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery programme, which assists with local road construction and maintenance. Federal Member for Dickson and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton said the Austra... more
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09 March, 2015
Speaking with Sam on Sunrise and Kieran Gilbert on Sky News this morning about Foreign Fighters and radicalisation. As a parliament, as a government, as a nation we need to make sure that we’ve got the right tools for our frontline officers to combat this very serious threat.
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05 March, 2015
Dickson News - March 2015
Locals Honoured, New Ministerial Role, $200M Pension Boost, Green Army Projects, Award for Local Hero
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05 March, 2015
Greater Protection at Australia's Borders
The Australian Government is committed to fulfilling its most important responsibility - to protect Australia, its people and its interests. Legislation to further strengthen Australia’s border protection measures was introduced into Federal Parliament today. The Migration Amendment (Str... more
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24 February, 2015
Applications Open - Green Army Round Three
The Green Army is engaging young Australians in activities that will deliver real and lasting benefits for our unique environment while improving employment and career opportunities. During 2014, 66 projects commenced across Australia, training young people in activities including revegetation, h... more
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23 February, 2015
Government Closes Darwin's Bladin Detention Facility
The Coalition Government is closing yet another detention centre because of its success in stopping the boats. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton said the Bladin Alternative Place of Detention (APOD) in Darwin will close on April 7. “The site was opened by... more
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19 February, 2015
Cyclone Marcia - Get Ready
Get ready, Dickson. Cyclone Marcia is rapidly intensifying. It is now category 3 and expected to reach category 4. Marcia will make landfall in the early hours of tomorrow morning, and is forecast to weaken as it then tracks down the coast. High tides and very heavy rainfall are expected to cause fl... more
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16 February, 2015
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
February is Ovarian Cancer Australia’s National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  In 2015 you can join many thousands of other Australians in supporting research and awareness by attending Afternoon Teals and participating in Teal Ribbon Day on the 29th of February.  On Teal Ribbo... more
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12 February, 2015
Two Hundred Days Without An Illegal Boat Arrival
THE HON PETER DUTTON MP Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Two Hundred Days Without An Illegal Boat Arrival Today marks 200 days without an illegal boat arrival in Australia. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the Coalition Government’s s... more
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12 February, 2015
Local Resident Named Australia's Local Hero
Camp Mountain resident and 2012 Dickson Citizen of the Year Juliette Wright has been named Australia’s Local Hero for 2015.  Juliette in 2009 founded the online charity portal GIVIT, which connects those who have with those in need.  The portal maximises the impact of charitable... more
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13 January, 2015
I was saddened to learn this morning of the passing of long term Pine Rivers resident, local stalwart, proud father and grandfather and incredibly supportive husband, Graham Chapman. Whilst Graham has battled ill health for some time his passing is very sad news for his family and in particul... more
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07 December, 2014
As Australia’s annual exodus to the beach looms the Australian Government is bolstering surf lifesavers ability to save lives. The Minister for Sport Peter Dutton announced today the Government will provide $8 million over five years to the nation’s surf lifesaving clubs to help preve... more
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01 December, 2014
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20 November, 2014
THE HON PETER DUTTON MP MINISTER FOR HEALTH MINISTER FOR SPORT WYATT ROY MP FEDERAL MEMBER FOR LONGMAN Around 1900 households and businesses in Kallangur and Dakabin are a step closer to accessing the National Broadband Network with build preparation underway. Over the next few weeks, wor... more
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05 November, 2014
The Commonwealth Government will increase Australia’s $18 million contribution to the response to Ebola in West Africa and strengthen preparations to detect and respond to a possible Ebola case in Australia.  A health service provider will be contracted to manage and run a 100-bed Ebola treatment facility in Sierra Leone, as part of the United Kingdom-led international efforts in that country. Discussions are underway with Aspen Medical, an Australian company, in this regard. more
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26 October, 2014
Kalydeco and Soliris – new treatments for cystic fibrosis and aHUS respectively – will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from December 1. Health Minister Peter Dutton said the Government had approved the listings of the medicines which will have significant health be... more
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07 October, 2014
Dickson News - October 2014
Secure Our Country, Seniors' Expo Breaks Records, Mental Health Help, Careers Event Success, Age Pension Increase.
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15 September, 2014
JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT TECHNOLOGY is being installed on the southbound Anzac Avenue on-ramp from this week to help keep traffic flowing smoothly on the Bruce Highway. Member for Petrie Luke Howarth joined State Member for Murrumba Reg Gulley and Member for Kallangur Trevor Ruthenberg at Anzac Ave... more
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04 August, 2014
 
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17 July, 2014
Dickson News - July 2014
Dutton Delivers NBN, Local RSLs ANZAC funding boost, Sporting Schools, Bowel cancer testing.
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14 July, 2014
Four local RSLs will benefit from $125,000 of Commonwealth funding to support a number of local projects commemorating the 2015 ANZAC Centenary. Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson, has said that this funding will allow the RSLs to carry out unique and thoughtful projects to honour the ... more
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27 June, 2014
Thousands of households in the Dickson electorate will benefit from the first phase roll out now that the NBN is back on track. Lawnton, Brendale, Warner and Joyner have been prioritised for superfast broadband upgrades. NBN Co and Telstra have reached an agreement on an expanded program to plan, ... more
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08 May, 2014
The BrisBricks Pine Rivers LEGO Fan Expo is back and better than ever.  Get ready for a fun-filled family event, bound to bring out the child in everyone. 7-9 June, with tickets on sale now. more
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03 April, 2014
03 April 2014 The Abbott Coalition Government has delivered its election promise to 57,000 military superannuants and their families. The 1200 veterans living in Dickson will benefit from the Government’s legislation which delivers fair indexation.  Peter Dutton last week welcomed the... more
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14 March, 2014
Tomorrow Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson & Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, will participate in the Muscle Up for MND World Record attempt for the Largest Personal Training Circuit session. The event will held at the Gabba commencing at 9am. Over 1,700 people have alrea... more
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28 January, 2014
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24 January, 2014
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06 December, 2013
The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Federal Member for Dickson, today encouraged local residents to enter the ballot for places at the 2015 Gallipoli Anzac Centenary Commemorations. “The enduring legacy of the ANZAC is one of which all Australians should be proud,” said Mr Dutton. “Our ... more
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04 December, 2013
Today, Federal Member for Dickson and Minister for Health & Minister for Sport, Peter Dutton announced that all schools throughout Dickson will have the funding certainty they need as a result of the Coalition Government investing an additional $2.8 billion over the next four years. Queenslan... more
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01 November, 2013
The Pine Hills Pythons Football Club is one of the great sporting clubs of our community.  By striving to promote high levels of good sportsmanship and fair play, the Pythons stand as a model of the best of sporting spirit. Club President John Easley has worked tirelessly with... more
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18 October, 2013
The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Federal Member for Dickson along with Trevor Ruthenberg MP, State Member for Kallangur and Seath Holswich MP, State Member for Pine Rivers are holding a Careers Expo on 12 November 2013. more
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22 August, 2013
The Coalition’s Policy to Support Australia’s Health System will tackle chronic diseases, provide faster access to newly approved medicines, invest in Australia’s medical workforce and prepare the health system for the demographic changes ahead. A healthier Australia means a stron... more
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20 August, 2013
Today’s announcement by the Minister for Health lays bare the Labor Government’s cynical and opportunistic approach to medical research. Having been presented the findings of the McKeon Review of Health and Medical Research 173 days ago, the Minister waited until 18 days out from poll... more
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19 August, 2013
Kevin Rudd’s latest claim that the Coalition will abolish all Medicare Local programs and sack 3,000 frontline health staff is just more hysteria from an increasingly desperate Labor Party. It is totally false. The claim follows independent analysis that found Mr Rudd's last hysterical sug... more
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16 August, 2013
Labor’s implementation of an e-health patient record is a $1 billion disappointment.  With nearly $1 billion spent on the program, it has failed to deliver anywhere near what the Labor Government promised. The e-health program has been shown to be more about politics than about policy an... more
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13 August, 2013
Today’s funding announcements from Minister Plibersek are too little, too late.  More than that, they come from a Minister with a track-record of generating huge funding uncertainty in Health by making gung-ho decisions and breaking promises. This is the Minister that slashed $1.6 bi... more
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09 August, 2013
The Coalition will deliver $10 million towards an integrated cancer care centre for Western Victoria
Shadow Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Dutton MP was in Warrnambool today to announce the Coalition’s commitment to provide $10 million in federal funding towards the ‘Peter’s Project’ campaign to build an integrated cancer care centre ... Read more more
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09 August, 2013
Dickson Report - July 2013
 
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02 August, 2013
Labor's Shock $2 billion cut from medicine funding
The Government’s Economic Statement included an unexpected $2 billion reduction in expenditure on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said Minister Plibersek must immediately explain the surprise reduction. “The Minister must explain what consultatio... more
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31 July, 2013
Over 150 days and still no response from Labor on medical research
It is over 150 days since Minister Plibersek was presented with the much awaited McKeon Review on medical research and the sector faces continuing uncertainty about the Government’s response. The Minister was presented with the report in February.  The Government didn’t release th... more
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24 July, 2013
Dutton support for Wandering Warriors
Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, has called for community support for the Wandering Warriors Inc for their 1600km megawalk from Brisbane to Birdsville. The team of retired SAS veterans will set off on their megawalk on the 3rd of August to try an... more
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20 July, 2013
Coalition to build Queensland's only palliative care centre for children
The Coalition will provide $5.5 million towards the establishment of Queensland’s only dedicated children’s respite and hospice facility.
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01 July, 2013
Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton today called on Tanya Plibersek to immediately match the Coalition’s commitments to provide funding certainty for medical research, streamline grant applications and approvals, prioritise clinical trial reforms and provide $35 million for the Juvenile Diabet... more
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24 June, 2013
The Coalition's Commitment to Support Australia's Medical Researchers
The Coalition will protect the funding of Australia’s premier medical research funding body, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). As well, the Coalition will simplify the assessment of research grants and offer these for five years... Read more more
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19 June, 2013
BrisBricks Expo a Great Success
Almost 7000 people attended the BrisBricks Expo over the weekend, with all proceeds going to the Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre. Peter and his family attended the closed session of the BrisBricks expo for autistic children, held on Sunday morning.  Seath Holswich MP and Mr Dutton cove... more
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10 June, 2013
Families Suffer While Plibersek Dithers on Synthetic Drugs
Australian families are most affected by the Gillard Government’s refusal to act on the availability of synthetic drugs. The Gillard Government is still ‘resisting calls for federal intervention’ according to media reports today, despite the dire health consequences of the produ... more
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07 June, 2013
Ballot Procedure Announced for 2015 Gallipoli Anzac Centenary Commemorations
The Hon Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, is pleased to announce that the ballot procedures for Gallipoli 2015 Centenary attendance have been announced. “The ANZAC Centenary will be one of the most significant remembrance events in our na... more
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24 May, 2013
Coalition to review Medicare Locals
The Hon Peter Dutton MP Federal Member for Dickson Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing Dr Andrew Southcott MP Federal Member for Boothby Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Primary Health Care JOINT STATEMENT COALITION TO REVIEW MEDICARE LOCALS The Coalition will formally review the... more
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23 May, 2013
Launch of Petition for Super-fast Broadband
Last Friday, Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson, and Seath Holswich, State Member for Pine Rivers, officially launched the petition to make the business areas of Strathpine and Brendale a priority for the super-fast broadband rollout. Mr Dutton and Mr Holswich met with two local business ... more
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20 May, 2013
Liberal and Labor rule out fat tax - so why waste $500,000 on report?
Shadow Health Minister, Peter Dutton, called on the Australian National Preventive Health Agency to save taxpayers’ money from being spent on a fat tax proposal that would potentially push up the cost of food for ordinary Australians without guaranteeing better health outcomes. A so called ... more
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17 May, 2013
Dutton and Howarth Support NDIS
The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Federal Member for Dickson and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, and Luke Howarth, Liberal National Party Candidate for Petrie, today reaffirmed their support for the NDIS. “This is a reform that the Coalition whole-heartedly supports, and only the Coalition ca... more
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17 May, 2013
Plibersek ignores true private health story
Minister Plibersek failed to be honest about the long-term consequences of the Government’s private health insurance changes in releasing the latest figures today. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said Minister Plibersek again failed to mention that she botched the implementation of her ow... more
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15 May, 2013
Swan to make patients pay for Labor's waste
It is going to cost more to visit the GP and other health professionals following another shambolic Budget by Treasurer Wayne Swan. Mr Swan has cut over $1.8 billion from Medicare rebates, the Extended Medicare Safety Net and the Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset, while incredibly still managing to... more
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10 May, 2013
Pine Rivers Red Shield Appeal Launched
As Chairman of the Pine Rivers District Red Shield Appeal, the Hon Peter Dutton MP today attended the Launch of the 2013 Pine Rivers District Red Shield Appeal. The keynote speaker of today’s Launch was Mandy Harradine, who works in the Resident Recovery Service at the Salvation Army’... more
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06 May, 2013
Uncertain Christmas for Chemotherapy Services
The Gillard Government has again failed to provide any long term solution to funding for chemotherapy services. The Government’s supposed funding ‘boost’ is reported to start in July, but will cease in December 2013, providing no certainty for patients, clinicians or providers. ... more
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26 April, 2013
Dutton meets with Youth4Nepal
Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, hosted an afternoon tea for the Youth4Nepal team earlier this week. The team of six local teenagers recently returned from a ten-day trip to Nepal, where they volunteered in orphanages and schools, as well as visi... more
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26 April, 2013
Dutton Wolves get new soccer gear
Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, recently presented a local soccer team, ‘Dutton Wolves’, with their new jerseys and training equipment. The Dutton Wolves play at Bob Brock Park on Saturday mornings and train on Tuesdays and Thursd... more
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24 April, 2013
Anzac Day Services in Dickson 25 April 2013
Anzac Day 2013 The Ode They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Response: We will remember them. --------------------------------------------------------------... more
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24 April, 2013
Desperate Claims Are Cover For Bad Labor-Greens Government In Tasmania
The Labor Party is making bizarre claims about the future employment of nurses and other health professionals in Tasmania as the Gillard Government becomes increasingly desperate to hold on to power. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said a flyer, authorised by Labor Senator Lin Thorp, was absu... more
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11 April, 2013
Dutton opens Lawnton Country Market Medical Centre
Today, Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, officially opened the Lawnton Country Market Medical Centre. The practice is run by Neil Udukala who is supported by Dr Chris Brookes, Dr Sak Taggart-Jeewa, Dr Devika Jayawardent, Dr Mona Mohammed, as wel... more
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05 April, 2013
Full steam ahead for MBRL under LNP
The Moreton Bay Rail Link will continue full steam ahead under a Federal Coalition Government. Peter Dutton, the Federal Member for Dickson and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, and Luke Howarth, Liberal National Candidate for Petrie, have today re-affirmed the Liberal National Party’s c... more
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05 April, 2013
Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton today welcomed the release of the McKeon Review of health and medical research and called on the Gillard Government to restore funding certainty to the sector. “Simon McKeon AO and the respective panel members are to be congratulated on their ... more
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02 April, 2013
Frontline health services are again under attack from the Gillard Government, with new figures showing the carbon tax will hit Victorian hospitals with a bill of $6.7 million in just six months.   Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said the latest figures prove Labor’s carbon tax is hu... more
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25 March, 2013
Australian Scientists caught in 500 years of red tape
Reports that Australian scientists spent more than 500 years’ worth of time preparing research funding application for grants in 2012 via the National Health and Medical Research Council comes as a disappointment to the Coalition. Excessive red tape undermines the work of Australia’s me... more
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20 March, 2013
The Health Minister is making increasingly hysterical claims reflecting the growing desperation of a beleaguered Government. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said Minister Plibersek’s claims today were a weak attempt to divert attention from the chaos infecting the Labor Government and h... more
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06 March, 2013
In an apparent act of desperation to justify over 3,000 new bureaucratic positions in the Medicare Local network, Minister Plibersek has sought to misrepresent the findings in a report released by the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA), Australians’ experience with primary health car... more
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25 February, 2013
25 February - Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, has failed to provide any certainty for palliative care patients with the imminent cessation of funding for a range of services due in June 2013. Palliative care patients are set to miss out as services across the country close ... more
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25 February, 2013
Labor Spin Doctors waste money on ads while patients suffer
25 February - The Gillard Government has wasted even more money today trying to spin its way out of a back-flip on Victorian hospital cuts, while still refusing to reverse its cuts to public hospitals in other States. Labor has billed taxpayers for full page advertisements in the Herald Sun and The... more
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21 February, 2013
  21 February 2013.  The Gillard Government has been forced into an extraordinary back-down on its retrospective hospital funding cuts in Victoria, but has completely ignored the situation in other states. Shadow Health Minister, Peter Dutton, said that it is a dire policy bungle, even b... more
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18 February, 2013
Amcor today announced the Petrie Cartonboard Mill would be closing by the end of 2013, resulting in the employment of 220 workers being terminated and immeasurable damage to hundreds of local small businesses and contractors.   In a statement issued by the company a number of factors for the ... more
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15 February, 2013
15 February - The ratio of hospital beds for older Australians has deteriorated, the proportion of administration staff has increased and there has been no improvement in emergency department and elective surgery waiting times according to the latest results reflecting Labor’s health reforms.  ... more
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08 February, 2013
  08 February - Australian families will pay about $200 a year more for private health insurance following today’s announcement by Tanya Plibersek of a 5.6 per cent increase to premiums. Costs continue to balloon for 10.6 million Australians with hospital cover following Labor’s nearly $4 bil... more
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30 January, 2013
30 January - A Coalition government will protect funding of Australia’s medical research. We recognise that funding for medical research is the best long-term investment a government can make in the health of the Australian people. In terms of a cost-benefit analysis, consistent long-term funding ... more
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29 January, 2013
Hon Peter Dutton MP, the Federal Member for Dickson, acting as presiding officer at the Citizenship Ceremony on Saturday, Australia Day hosted by the Samford Rotary Club, welcomed twenty-seven new Australian Citizens, who had migrated to Australia from ten different countries.   Following the... more
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25 January, 2013
25 January - Local Members, Peter Dutton MP, Federal Member for Dickson, and Seath Holswich MP, State Member for Pine Rivers, have launched a joint petition to rally the Federal Government to ensure the delivery of superfast broadband to Brendale and Strathpine sooner and more affordably. ... more
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25 January, 2013
  24 January - Federal Member for Dickson, Peter Dutton, has expressed his concern at the newest figures which indicate that the cost of living has increased significantly under the Rudd/Gillard Government. Notably, electricity has increased 89.3% since the Labor was elected in 2007, and 41.3%... more
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25 January, 2013
24 January - Wayne Swan is pushing political spin to its limits by blaming the States for Labor’s $1.6 billion cut to public hospital funding that is in black and white in his own Budget documents.   In a weak smoke and mirrors game, Mr Swan yesterday claimed the Queensland Government is resp... more
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21 January, 2013
21 January.  Federal Labor’s $1.6 billion cut to public hospital funding will force the closure of one in every six beds at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre it has been reported today. The Gillard Government’s cuts, hidden in the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), include retrospec... more
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21 January, 2013
21 January.  Labor is cutting $1.6 billion in hospital funding which is causing the closure of hospital beds, shutdown of operating theatres and reduction in capacity of emergency departments while the Health Services Union remains silent. In what is being slammed as grossly hypocritical, the ... more
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21 January, 2013
04 January 2013. Transcript of the Hon. Peter Dutton MP Interview with John Scott 4BC Radio – Mornings    JOHN SCOTT: Morning John Scott here with you this morning, next week it’s Ian Maurice.  It’s good to be at your place.  Tobacco companies that try to circumvent the Gov... more
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13 December, 2012
  12 December JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Hon Peter Dutton MP,  Seath Holswich Member for Pine Rivers and Trevor Ruthenberg Member for Kallangur  Local MPs promoted the Christmas road safety campaign alongside Pine Rivers District Police in Lawnton today. Trevor Ruthenberg MP, Seath Holswi... more
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08 December, 2012
8 December 2012 - The new northbound AJ Wyllie Bridge at Petrie opened to two lanes of traffic Saturday, restoring an important connection across the North Pine River, missing since the 2011 floods. The local community marked the opening with hundreds of people gathering in Wyllie Park for a commu... more
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04 December, 2012
  ­­­­­­­­­28 November 2012   Doorstop interview Senate Courtyard with Hon Peter Dutton MP, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Senator Nick Xenophon EO&E...................................................................................................................... more
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29 November, 2012
JOINT PRESS RELEASE THE HON. TONY ABBOTT MHR, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION THE HON. PETER DUTTON MHR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND AGEING Thursday 29 November 2012. A Coalition government will provide $35 million to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Over 122,000 Australians have type 1 dia... more
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28 November, 2012
Wednesday 28 November 2012 Shadow Minister Peter Dutton and Independent Senator Nick Xenophon are calling on the Gillard Government to resolve the ‘Chemotherapy Crisis’ caused by Labor’s management of the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS).   “This is another cruel failure from Tanya Plibers... more
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22 November, 2012
22 November 2012   In another desperate attempt to keep his leadership prospects alive and retain his seat of Griffith, Kevin Rudd will today give a speech about health and Queensland. Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Peter Dutton, said that in the speech Mr Rudd should... more
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21 November, 2012
Media Release Wednesday 21 November 2012.  Reports today indicate Labor has presided over yet another disaster in health, this time around patients requiring chemotherapy treatment at private hospitals. Shadow Minister Peter Dutton is outraged by the latest Labor health crisis: "Only an in... more
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19 November, 2012
18 November 2012 The Gillard Government is bleeding billions from the family budgets of 10 million Australians with private health insurance, to pay for 5 years of Labor waste and policy failures. All Australians are suffering the erosion of Medicare and other health cuts. Shadow Minister Peter Du... more
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09 November, 2012
Friday 9 November 2012 Health Minister Tanya Plibersek today attacked three conservative Health Ministers, revealing that she cares more about party politics than the health of Australians. Shadow Minister Peter Dutton has questioned Ms Plibersek’s political motivations and honesty. "Where are ... more
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02 November, 2012
Media Release Thursday 1 November 2012... Minister Plibersek is continuing to attack the States at every chance to distract from her health cuts and Labor’s mismanagement of the health system. The Minister’s latest distraction was attacking the Victorian Minister to hide her MYEFO cuts. Shadow Mi... more
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22 October, 2012
  Media Release  Monday 22 October 2012    Over $1 billion cut today from private health insurance has confirmed another lie by Prime Minister Julia Gillard to rival the carbon tax. $700 million will be cut by not paying the rebate on premium increases above CPI. $390 mil... more
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16 October, 2012
Joint Media Release The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing and Senator Mathias Cormann, Shadow Assistant Treasurer Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation   16 October 2012 Minister Penny Wong intends to rob Medibank of another $300 million 'special d... more
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09 October, 2012
  9 October 2012 DUTTON:I’ll make a few comments about the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme. This has been an incredibly successful scheme. For those who don’t know how the scheme operates, someone with chronic disease is referred by their GP to a dentist and important work is undertaken by the ... more
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03 October, 2012
Wednesday 3 October 2012  Health Minister Tanya Plibersek needs to urgently sort out a mess of her own making, which will otherwise result in over 80 Australian trained medical graduates leaving our shores to work in foreign hospitals. Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Peter Dutton said t... more
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26 September, 2012
25 September 2012 Minister Penny Wong is engaged in a grab for pennies, in a desperate bid to realise the Government’s fiscal fantasy of achieving a surplus. Today she resorted to lies and spin to cover political motives. Ms Wong was pressed today to explain how she could achieve significant saving... more
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19 September, 2012
  Transcript of Doorstop Interview – Senate Courtyard 18 September 2012  DUTTON:  I want to announce today that the Coalition will be moving to disallow the motion brought forward by the Government to close the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme. The Coalition wants to fight on behalf of... more
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18 September, 2012
  18 September 2012  Minister Plibersek’s ‘Let them eat cake’ policy approach axes the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS), on the 30 November this year, with no care for adult patients until they join long public dental waiting lists, in July 2014. Shadow Minister for Health ... more
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13 September, 2012
  Thursday 13 September 2012          Treasurer Wayne Swan, today refused to rule out Labor has a secret plan to cut health and medical research, in a desperate search for funding cuts to fill Labor’s $120 billion budget black hole.  Shad... more
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13 September, 2012
  Transcript of the Hon. Peter Dutton MP Sky AM Agenda Interview by Kieran Gilbert GILBERT:Peter Dutton, thanks very much for your time. The Government’s been very critical of Campbell Newman’s cuts to the health system. It says that it’s not just bureaucrats, it’s frontline services as well.... more
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12 September, 2012
 Wednesday 12 September 2012         Federal Shadow Health Minister, Peter Dutton, today congratulated the Queensland Health Minister, on reviving Queensland Health and putting the system back on track with an $800m investment and a strateg... more
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11 September, 2012
  10 September 2012   Subject: Decriminalisation of illicit drugs EO&E.......................................................................................................................................... ROWLAND: Making news this morning, the Government has dismissed a new... more
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10 September, 2012
7 September 2012 CURTIS:  Peter Dutton, welcome to Capital Hill. DUTTON:  Good to be with you, thanks Lyndal. CURTIS: The Government has announced a $3.7 billion aged care reform package. It is built on some of the recommendations of the Productivity Commission into aged care, althoug... more
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06 September, 2012
  6 September 2012   Subject: Closure of the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme EO&E.......................................................................................................................... PRICE: Now we have been talking a lot this week about the changes, anno... more
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05 September, 2012
  5 September 2012                 TRANSCRIPT OF THE HON. TONY ABBOTT MHR JOINT DOORSTOP INTERVIEW WITH THE HON. PETER DUTTON MHR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND AGEING AND MR. GREG BICKLEY, LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR BE... more
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30 August, 2012
Wednesday 29 August 2012 Today Tanya Plibersek made an unfunded $4.1 billion promise for a dental scheme Labor cannot be trusted to deliver. Minister Plibersek failed to explain how the promise would be funded with vague mentions of finding savings. "Labor can’t be trusted, Minister Plibersek mu... more
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23 August, 2012
  The Hon Peter Dutton MP Federal Member for Dickson Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing Senator David Bushby Liberal Senator for Tasmania Chair of the Senate Economics References Committee   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   Thursday 23 August 2012     ... more
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23 August, 2012
  22 August 2012  Subject: Health, federalism, sovereign risk, political life   EO&E..........................................................................................................................   CURTIS: Hello and welcome to Capital Hill, I'm Lyndal Curtis. ... more
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17 August, 2012
  Thursday 16 August 2012   Tanya Plibersek has been caught out again selectively quoting and mis-quoting. Ms Plibersek is trying to cover her private insurance pre-pay bungle. This is another budget hit to the Government’s elusive surplus. Ms Plibersek has failed to provi... more
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15 August, 2012
  14 August 2012  Transcript of the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing interview with Peter Van Onselen - Sky News - Showdown Subject: Health portfolio, private health insurance, border protection EO&E.............................................. more
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10 August, 2012
   Friday 10 August 2012 - Peter Dutton, the Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, has called on Minister Tanya Plibersek to pay her carbon tax bill on health, which she created with the Prime Minister. “The very least Minister Plibersek should do is pay her carbon tax bill, but the onl... more
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18 July, 2012
Subject: Mosque maintenance on Christmas Island, Greg Rudd, Industrial relations EO&E.......................................................................................................................... HENRY: But right now, it's time to talk politics, with our politicians from both ... more
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12 July, 2012
  10 July 2012   Subject: Carbon tax impact on Tasmanian health system, Tas health bailout. EO&E.......................................................................................................................... NIKOLIC: It’s wonderful to have Peter Dutton here visiting ... more
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12 July, 2012
  Wednesday 11 July 2012         Joint Media Release          The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Federal Member for Dickson, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing and  Wyatt Roy, Federal Member for L... more
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03 July, 2012
2 July 2012  Subjects: Carbon Tax impact on hospitals, Private health insurance means test EO&E.......................................................................................................................................... DUTTON: Thankyou everyone for coming along today, to ... more
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02 July, 2012
1 July 2012  Subjects: Private health insurance premium increases due to means test commencement   EO&E.......................................................................................................................................... DUTTON: Today marks for Australian familie... more
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02 July, 2012
Sunday 1 July 2012   Today Australian households will be hit hard by the dramatic increase in private health insurance premiums. Today at the North West Private Hospital in Brisbane, the Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Peter Dutton was standing up for the working families bet... more
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20 June, 2012
Wednesday 20 June 2012 Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek will cut health funding to other states to cover the mismanagement of her Labor-Greens colleagues in Tasmania. The Tasmanian Labor-Greens government has recently ripped $430 million from health. On the 15 June 2012, Minister Plibersek a... more
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15 June, 2012
Friday 15 June 2012  The Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Peter Dutton, has called on Minister Plibersek to commit all of the $325 million Tasmanian health bail-out to frontline services. “Minister Plibersek must commit that not one dollar of the Tasmanian bail-out will be spent on bure... more
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12 June, 2012
  Tuesday 12 June 2012       Labor is being called to account for their rotten record on dental health delivery. The Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Peter Dutton, has called on the Gillard Government to deliver dental services not just promises. “La... more
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08 June, 2012
Friday 8 June 2012     Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has bypassed Health Minister Tanya Plibersek, going direct to Minister Anthony Albanese to bail out Tasmania’s public hospitals. Mr Wilkie has announced hundreds of millions without any GST clawback. Ms Plibersek has made... more
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31 May, 2012
Wednesday 31 May 2012         Today the ‘Labor-Greens-Windsor-Oakeshott Government’ delivered a vicious blow to dentists. The weak Gillard Government was facing defeat on the floor of the Parliament. The Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Peter Dutto... more
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31 May, 2012
Wednesday 31 May 2012  Lacking the courage to admit that the Government got it wrong on the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS), Minister Kim Carr has chosen to muddy the waters by suggestions of inappropriate practice by dentists to disguise his back-flip. Estimates yesterday revealed a... more
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30 May, 2012
Wednesday 30 May 2012  Labor’s promise to end the health blame game has been shattered by evidence in Senate Estimates about “savage cuts” to Tasmania’s public hospitals. Since Labor’s supposed ‘reforms’ were announced, Tasmania’s health system has been cut by over $100 million. Tasmania’... more
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30 May, 2012
Wednesday 30 May 2012 After months of refusing to agree to the Coalition’s sensible approach to protecting dentists, who had done the right thing under the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS), Minister Kim Carr has finally back flipped from his original position. The Shadow Minister for Health and... more
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24 May, 2012
Wednesday 23 May 2012   Joint Media Release  The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing and Dr Andrew Laming Mp, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Indigenous Health and Regional Health Services Australia’s rural doctors are crying out for help but the Government ... more
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16 May, 2012
 Wednesday 16 May 2012   The Federal Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek today cooked the books on private health insurance take up, to justify a policy of means testing that hasn’t even commenced. The Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, questioned the hones... more
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11 May, 2012
  11 May 2012             Labor’s dental health promises again reveal the ‘cook the books’ approach of Treasurer Wayne Swan. Despite promising $515 million, Labor is really delivering about $60 million of new money to dental prog... more
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11 May, 2012
On Tuesday, 1 May 2012, Dickson residents voiced their concerns about crime and light sentences and showed strong support for local police. The Dickson Crime Forum was hosted by the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Federal Member for Dickson together with Shadow Minister for Justice, Customs and Border Protec... more
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20 April, 2012
The Labor Government is ‘pork barrelling’ seats of Ministers to save them at the next election. As a result Coalition seats, including Dickson, are again facing a very long wait for broadband. Dickson first faced delay when the Labor Government cancelled the Howard Government’s contract with the OP... more
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02 April, 2012
1 April 2012 The Government today banked an additional saving from the PBS but has again failed to deliver on its promise of 'policy certainty' for Australian patients relying on the timely subsidisation of new medicines. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said the savings announced today from pr... more
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22 March, 2012
22 March 2012   Revelations that Medicare had never approached the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association regarding the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme put the lie to claims that dental health professionals were fully informed about their responsibilities under the scheme. Shadow Minis... more
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20 March, 2012
  19 March 2012 The Coalition today introduced a Bill into the House of Representatives to end the Gillard Government’s vindictive pursuit of dentists who have provided treatment to the most needy Australians under the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme. Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton sai... more
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15 February, 2012
 15 February 2012    Passage of legislation to means test private health insurance through Parliament today represents a betrayal of the 12 million Australians who contribute to their own healthcare, Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton said today. Two and a half million... more
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13 February, 2012
  12 February 2012     Andrew Wilkie’s decision this week on whether to support or oppose means testing of private health insurance rebates is critical for half the Australian population and more than 60 per cent of people in his Denison electorate. Mr Wilkie said late last we... more
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13 February, 2012
  12 February 2012     The Federal Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton said today fear that cuts to private health insurance rebates would reduce health services in New England applied equally to the electorate of Lyne. Mr Dutton said that concerns expressed by the Member ... more
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13 February, 2012
  12 February 2012     Andrew Wilkie’s and Rob Oakeshott’s decisions this week on whether to support or oppose means testing of private health insurance rebates are critical for half the Australian population. They are yet to declare their final positions on the Gillard Govern... more
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09 February, 2012
9 February 2012   The Hon Peter Dutton MP Federal Member for Dickson Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing  Often they are the elderly, the infirm, families on low incomes – yet they scrimp, save and go without for the peace of mind of having private health insurance.  Today Ju... more
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09 February, 2012
  PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE REBATE   Today the Gillard Government has broken another promise and brought back into the Parliament legislation that will make private health insurance more expensive for 2.4 million Australians.   The legislation to means test the private health insu... more
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12 December, 2011
  12 December 2011 Having failed to deliver on crucial promises – including to “fix” public hospitals – Nicola Roxon has fled her failures after four tumultuous years as Health Minister.   Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said there was no significant success in health that Nicola Ro... more
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08 December, 2011
      7 December 2011  The Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton today called on Health Minister Nicola Roxon to publicly release the interim report from the National Advisory Council on Dental Health. Mr Dutton questioned why the report was being kept secret, yet it h... more
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30 November, 2011
 30 November 2011   Australians who provide for their healthcare with private health insurance will be forced to pay for the Gillard Government’s waste and mismanagement.   The Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook re-confirmed that the Gillard Government is determined to t... more
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30 November, 2011
  29 November 2011  Today’s MYEFO shows how the Gillard Government’s priorities in health are all wrong. While it wastes hundreds of millions of dollars on GP Super Clinics it will rip almost three quarters of a billion dollars from Australia’s hospital system over the next four years. ... more
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22 November, 2011
  22 November 2011   Nicola Roxon is ill equipped to explain “Why policy and politics matter to patients” at her appearance at the National Press Club today.   Her record as Health Minister has delivered only failed policy and petty politics with patients little more than the ... more
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03 November, 2011
  3 November 2011 The Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing Peter Dutton said today the Australian Medical Association’s latest Public Hospital Report Card put the lie to the Gillard Government’s constant, extravagant claims of reform and improved performance in health. “This is the word from... more
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26 October, 2011
26 October 2011 The Gillard Government and Health Minister Nicola Roxon stand condemned by today’s revelations that their callous cuts to the Medicare Safety Net had prevented Australian couples from starting a family through assisted reproductive treatments. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton sai... more
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12 October, 2011
    12 October 2011 Joint Media Release  Peter Dutton MP,  Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing; Andrew Southcott MP, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Primary Healthcare and Natasha Griggs MP Federal Member for Solomon.   Today’s hidden announcement by the Minister fo... more
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06 October, 2011
  6 October 2011 On Monday this week Nicola Roxon stood in Hobart telling Tasmanians that the Gillard Government’s “historic national health reform” was delivering them better access to hospitals, more services and more beds.   Each day since then it’s been revealed the Labor-Greens All... more
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05 October, 2011
5 October 2011 Hobart dentist Dr Wilma Johnson is a victim of the Gillard Government’s unwarranted vendetta to close the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme. Medicare Australia is demanding that Dr Johnson repay over $24,000 in benefits paid to the dental practice where she is employed, for serv... more
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05 October, 2011
  5 October 2011 The Opposition today accused the Gillard Government of carrying out an unwarranted vendetta against hundreds of dentists across Australia.   The Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton said the Government’s actions could force the closure of vital dental practices and t... more
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04 October, 2011
  4 October 2011  an opinion piece as appeared on The Punch from the Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, regarding the Gillard Government’s intended closure of the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme and the targeting of dentists for administrative errors th... more
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03 October, 2011
  30 September 2011  The Gillard Government today announced there will be further “deferrals into the future” for new medicines being subsidised on the PBS.    In February this year, the Government indefinitely deferred the listing of seven new medicines and a vaccine recommen... more
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29 September, 2011
  29 September 2011. Media Release from Dr Southcott, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Primary Healthcare.   A GP Super Clinic at Redcliffe was promised by the ALP in 2007. Until recently the Department of Health and Ageing were advising that the Clinic would open in July or August of... more
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28 September, 2011
  28 September 2011   Health Minister Nicola Roxon has serious questions to answer regarding the stalled Redcliffe GP Super Clinic and cannot avoid public scrutiny over obvious problems with this publicly funded project.   The Queensland Government has referred the project to ... more
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27 September, 2011
  27 September 2011   Media Release from  Andrew Southcott MP, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Primary Healthcare   The discovery that the Gillard Government has been locked out of the $16.5 million Redcliffe GP Super Clinic is just further proof that Minister Roxon h... more
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07 September, 2011
  7 September 2011 Nicola Roxon’s launch today of a “health implementation plan” defies the track record of the Rudd and Gillard Government’s over the past four years.   Labor has fallen over on the “implementation” of any of its major policies over its entire term in government as it l... more
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26 August, 2011
    25 August 2011  Transcript of interview with the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Federal Member for Dickson and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing on 4BC with Gary Hardgrave   GARY HARDGRAVE: Redcliffe GP Super Clinic - much promised, but where is it? There’... more
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16 August, 2011
    16 August 2011 An invitation to explain the impacts of the carbon tax to residents of Pine Rivers, the Hills District, Samford and Dayboro has been ignored by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.   The Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton wrote to Ms Gillard six weeks ago off... more
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11 August, 2011
Dickson Report - July 2011
 
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04 August, 2011
  4 August 2011 Julia Gillard’s partner in government – the Greens – today put paid to her sham that her health agreement with the States is “health reform”.   Green’s health spokesman Senator Richard Di Natale - a doctor - told ABC Radio in Hobart this morning that the agreement w... more
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02 August, 2011
  2 August 2011 Four years after Kevin Rudd first promised health ‘reform’ as a priority for his Labor Government, Julia Gillard has finally managed to get the States to sign off on a deal.   For the third time in 18 months Labor has claimed that that deal is an “historic reform”. ... more
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02 August, 2011
    2 August 2011   Transcript of interview with the Hon Peter Dutton MP  on ABC Brisbane with Madonna King     MADONNA KING: Peter Dutton. Good morning.   PETER DUTTON: Good morning Madonna.   MADONNA KING: Who will be responsible for healt... more
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26 July, 2011
25 July 2011  Media Release - The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing and Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Shadow Minister for Ageing, Shadow Minister for Mental Health.   The treatment of life-threatening illness is being compromised by the decision of the Gill... more
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25 July, 2011
25 July 2011  Joint Media Release the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing and Andrew Southcott MP, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Primary Healthcare.   Labor’s latest GP ‘super clinic’ debacle which could cost the NSW town of Narrandera its sole dentist has hig... more
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25 July, 2011
25 July 2011 The Green-Labor Alliance in Tasmania should admit that it is as hopeless at managing the Tasmanian health system as are its Labor-Green colleagues in Canberra. On one hand State Health Minister Michelle O’Byrne is overseeing a slashing of health spending which will see the loss of doct... more
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25 July, 2011
22 July 2011 The half billion dollar redevelopment of Royal Hobart Hospital would produce a “ghost’ hospital, Federal Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said today. Mr Dutton was reacting to the emerging details of the Tasmanian Labor Government’s savage cuts to its health spending. “This has to ... more
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22 July, 2011
21 July Joint Media Release  The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing and Senator Fierravanti-Wells Shadow Minister for Ageing, Shadow Minister for Mental Health.   Patients are the big losers in the Cabinet interference of listing new drugs on the Pharmaceutical Be... more
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20 July, 2011
20 July 2011 The Gillard Government is now facing universal condemnation of its decision to ignore the independent agency that decides which new medicines should be made available to sick Australians. The weight of opinion among 52 submissions to the Senate Committee Inquiry into the Gillard Gover... more
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15 July, 2011
14 July 2011 Victorian communities that have funded their own Bush Nursing Hospitals will be slugged with huge new bills under Julia Gillard’s carbon tax. The Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing Peter Dutton said today the carbon tax could eventually lead to the loss of some services in these cru... more
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14 July, 2011
  13 July 2011 Transcript of 4BC radio interview with the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing and Gary Hardgrave   GARY HARDGRAVE: What is going to happen as a result of this regime? Maybe Peter Dutton, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing has some answers. Peter... more
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07 July, 2011
  7 July 2011 Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton today called for the public release of a report upon which the Gillard Government has justified its backdown on key elements of its health ‘reforms’.   Mr Dutton said the Minister should release the report immediately.   The H... more
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07 July, 2011
  PETER DUTTON: I just wanted to make a couple of comments about Nicola Roxon’s latest backflip.   Kevin Rudd promised in 2007 that the Labor Party would fix public hospitals.   Julia Gillard promised only four months ago that she had an agreement. It turned out that it was a H... more
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06 July, 2011
  6 July 2011  The Gillard Government must come clean on its attempts to solicit donations from cigarette companies and their executives.   Over two weeks ago Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton called on the Prime Minister to reveal which Labor Party branches and which Ministers (... more
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05 July, 2011
5 July 2011  Nicola Roxon is resorting to deception to try to cover the harm her broken promise on private health insurance rebates will do to the nation’s health system. The Minister has produced a report to purport to show that there was no impact from the Medicare Levy Surcharge changes in ... more
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24 June, 2011
The Gillard Labor Government is on the path to wrecking private health insurance.  Labor’s plans to slash the 30 per cent rebate for insurance cover will force premiums to go up and up and more and more people would drop their cover, the Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton said today. Nic... more
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23 June, 2011
23 June 2011  The uncertainty for patients created by Cabinet deferrals of listing medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme will be the subject of a Senate inquiry.   Peter Dutton, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, said the independence of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory... more
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21 June, 2011
  21 June 2011 Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton has called on the Gillard Government to abandon its politicisation of the life-saving Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.   Mr Dutton said, unlike any previous Government, Gillard Labor had taken it upon itself to effectively make life-... more
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21 June, 2011
  Transcript of interview with the Hon Peter Dutton MP  21 June 2011     PETER DUTTON: The Government today has said to Australian patients, about 400 of them, that they are going to have pay $1500 a week between now and the first of September when Erbitux is listed.   ... more
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16 June, 2011
15 June 2011 Health Minister Nicola Roxon is evading parliamentary scrutiny following exposure of her soaring hypocrisy over financial donations from tobacco companies. The Minister failed to appear today at the annual committee sessions to consider the Government’s Budget bills in detail. Shadow ... more
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06 June, 2011
3 June 2011 A Senate Inquiry has yet again revealed the inability of the Gillard Government to deliver successful outcomes in health policy.   The inquiry into the new Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has found the organisation was unable to efficiently carry out the v... more
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03 June, 2011
3 June 2011 Threatening to deny states funding under its so-called health ‘reforms’ is a sign of Nicola Roxon’s desperation to get a deal on health.   For the second time in a year, Labor’s ‘reform’ is stalled with the Health Minister convening a crisis meeting next week to appease the states... more
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02 June, 2011
  COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA House of Representatives   STATEMENT BY MEMBERS   Hansard Thursday 2 June 2011   The Hon Peter Dutton MP regarding the senseless killing of Senior Constable Damian Leeding   13:48  I pay respect to and honour to plain clot... more
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30 May, 2011
     30 May 2011 Joint media release from The Hon Peter Dutton MP Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing and Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells  Shadow Minister for Ageing and Shadow Minister for Mental Health. Health Minister Nicola Roxon will be forced to convene a meetin... more
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18 May, 2011
  17 May 2011  Joint Media Release from Hon Peter Dutton MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing and Senator Fierravanti-Wells, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Shadow Minister for Mental Health.   A Senate Committee hearing has again revealed the incompetence of the Health Ministe... more
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16 May, 2011
13 May 2011 The Budget has shown the Gillard Government’s folly in refusing expert advice to list crucial new drugs on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. ‘Prevenar 13 catch up’ was one of eight medications the Gillard Labor Cabinet refused in February to subsidise either on the PBS or the National... more
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12 May, 2011
  12 May 2011 “The Federal Budget confirms how out of touch Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan are with Australian families. It fails the essential test: to ease the cost of living on Australians who face higher prices every day,” the Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said today.   “There is no... more
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09 May, 2011
9 May 2011 Legislation to establish a National Health Performance Authority should be withdrawn from Parliament until the Gillard Labor Government addresses the concerns of states and stakeholders who know the health system best. The National Health Reform Amendment (National Health Performance Aut... more
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04 May, 2011
4 May 2011 Eleven million Australians with private health insurance face further cost of living pressures from the Gillard Labor Government’s plans to means test private health insurance rebates. New research has found that Labor’s proposals, likely to be re-introduced into Parliament in coming wee... more
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20 April, 2011
19 April 2011 Nicola Roxon is under increasing pressure to clarify the Government’s position and rule out any cuts to health and medical research in the upcoming Federal Budget. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said the proposed cuts of $400 million and the media reports today of an unconfirmed ... more
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20 April, 2011
11 April 2011 The Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton today welcomed the certainty for the pathology sector that would be provided by a new agreement with the Commonwealth Government. The previous Coalition Government had a longstanding Memorandum of Understanding with the sector which effectiv... more
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20 April, 2011
7 April 2011 Julia Gillard is “delivering” as successfully as Kevin Rudd – dumping promises as fast as she makes them. Confirmation today that Gillard Labor will renege on its promise to take “urgent action” on dental care in the coming Budget showed that the current and former Prime Minister have ... more
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20 April, 2011
1 April 2011Federal Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton today supported senior doctors calling for cuts to bureaucratic spending rather than cuts to frontline health services in Queensland hospitals. Amidst continuing fears that Royal Brisbane Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital – among others... more
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20 April, 2011
25 March 2011 The Gillard government needs to come clean with the universities and research sector whether it intends to cut $400 million out of the medical research budget, Peter Dutton, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, and Senator Brett Mason, Shadow Minister for Universities and Research sa... more
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12 April, 2011
12 April 2011 Veterans and ex-service people in Dickson will benefit from Saluting Their Service grant funding, Federal Member for Dickson, Peter Dutton said today. “In Dickson the 5th/7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Association will benefit from $2,069 in Saluting Their Service grants. “S... more
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23 March, 2011
23 March 2011 A Senate Inquiry will be held into the chaotic changeover to a national registration system for Australia’s medical workforce. The Senate today approved the inquiry by the Finance and Public Administration Committee after the Coalition moved for a detailed examination of the strife-ri... more
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21 March, 2011
21 March 2011 The Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband Malcolm Turnbull was the key speaker at a forum in Samford on Thursday night to discuss the proposed National Broadband Network (NBN) and wider communications issues.   The forum, organised by the Member for Dickson Peter Dutt... more
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21 March, 2011
  18 March 2011 Today’s decision by the Australian Medical Association to oppose the establishment of ‘Medicare Locals’ is further proof that the Gillard Labor Government’s so-called health ‘reforms’ are failing. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton welcomed the AMA’s opposition to establishme... more
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16 March, 2011
  16 March 2011 People living with Schizophrenia have been denied world-class medication because the Gillard Governmenthas refused to list a breakthrough monthly injection on the PBS.   The Coalition’s Peter Dutton, Andrew Southcott and Andrew Laming said this was another example of... more
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14 March, 2011
  11 March South Australians should be asking why Federal and State Labor Governments are punishing three small communities in SA by starving their local hospitals of funds.   The Gillard Government today announced spending of $316 million dollars on just two hospitals in New South Wale... more
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14 March, 2011
9 March 2011 Federal health funding should be withheld from the Rann Government in the next financial year to ensure three regional South Australian community hospitals remained open. “If State Labor was not prepared to fund the hospitals then the Federal Government should side-step the state and ... more
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08 March, 2011
8 March 2011 Julia Gillard and Bob Brown and their Labor-Green alliance have launched a full-scale assault on Australian families and their household budgets. “The new carbon tax will hit household budgets and hurt families” said Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson.   “Just prior to the ... more
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03 March, 2011
  3 March 2011 Nicola Roxon was noticeably Missing in Action when Julia Gillard tore apart the Rudd-Roxon health ‘reforms’ – ‘reforms’ Minister Roxon spent months spruiking as the cure for the health system’s ills. It appears she’s now overcome the embarrassment and humiliation of that experi... more
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02 March, 2011
2 March 2011 Gillard Labor and trouble-prone Health Minister Nicola Roxon have trashed the pathology sector in Australia. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton warned today that pathology was on an unsustainable path which would lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for patients.   “This governme... more
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28 February, 2011
  25 February 2011 Health Minister Nicola Roxon today added to rising cost of living pressures for families by hiking private health insurance premiums and failing to clarify the extent of the Government’s planned cuts to the private health insurance rebates.   Shadow Health Minister Pe... more
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28 February, 2011
25 February 2011   In an unprecedented move that will affect thousands of Australian patients, Health Minister Nicola Roxon has refused to follow the recommendations of the Pharmaceuticals Benefits Advisory Committee to subsidise seven medicines and vaccines through the PBS.   The S... more
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22 February, 2011
22 February 2011 The Gillard Government remains unable to clearly explain the role of Medicare Locals in its so-called health ‘reforms’, despite issuing a 20 page document about them today. But what has become clear, Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton said today, is that they are all about spi... more
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07 February, 2011
7 February 2011   “We’ll be transforming our health system for decades to come” Julia Gillard, The 7.30 Report, 6 December 2010   “From July 1 the Commonwealth’s share of hospital funding will increase to sixty per cent…GST retention and dedication to health care will commence.” Juli... more
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04 February, 2011
4 February 2011 The national health registration process for health professionals has descended into the Gillard Government’s latest bungle, set to rival the pink batts scandal and the BER fiascos. Thousands of health professionals are battling to have their registration renewed or be registered fo... more
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02 February, 2011
   2 February 2011 The Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton today called on the Health Minister Nicola Roxon to intervene to sort-out the strife-riddled changeover to a national registration system for the medical workforce.   Doctors, nurses and other health practitioners are f... more
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20 January, 2011
  PAYMENTS AVAILABLE   (eligibility varies for these payments – please call the numbers listed below to check)   Australian Government  Disaster Recovery Payment - Fact Sheet   - Not Means Tested LinkClick.aspx    Centrelink_Disaster Recove... more
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18 January, 2011
SES...132500           QLD FLOOD HOTLINE...1300 993 191   EMERGENCY - life threatening ONLY  - 000 ... more
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18 January, 2011
  TELSTRA FLOOD DISASTER INFORMATION MONDAY 17 JANUARY 2011   In the last 24 hours we have seen further restoration of landline, broadband and Foxtel services in and around Brisbane, with more power being turned on and more of the network being repaired. We have also had further restor... more
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16 January, 2011
  1300HEALTH – A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE 1300HEALTH will provide FREE medical advice over the telephone for those people in flood-affected areas who cannot access their own general practitioner. Founder of 1300HEALTH (1300 432 584) Dr Josef Goldbaum said over the coming weeks, people would need ... more
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14 January, 2011
Bank support for those affected by floods Sydney, 14 January, 2010: The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) reminded people today that banks are offering emergency relief packages to those customers impacted by the floods in NSW and Queensland and other areas. Individual banks have announ... more
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13 January, 2011
 As you would be aware, we are currently experiencing considerable difficulties getting stock to a large number of stores across the State due to the extent of road closures, supply issues and staff shortages. I can assure you, however, that all our teams are working with other major retailers ... more
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13 January, 2011
  Flood victims may qualify for early-release superannuation but circumstances limited    The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) today reminded super fund members affected by flooding across Australia that they may, depending on their circumstances, be able to s... more
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13 January, 2011
The Insurance companies have advised the following tips to assist in speeding up the insurance claims process: ·       Do your best to dry out your home by keeping it as ventilated as possible to help minimise the build up of mould. ·     ... more
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13 January, 2011
        Employment The Fair Work Ombudsman’s Office has published practical advice on their website to employers and employees on relevant provisions under the Fair Work Act 2009, including how certain leave entitlements might be available.  F... more
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13 January, 2011
  Update to Telstra assistance package for Queensland customers affected by floodwaters and storms   Telstra is offering an assistance package for its residential and small business customers across Queensland* who have been evacuated from their homes or whose phone services have been a... more
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13 January, 2011
Westpac sets up temporary bank branch at Brisbane flood evacuation centre. Reopened Westpac branches can cash QLD Government cheques for people even if they are not members of Westpac. Westpac has set up a Mobile Banking Centre at Brisbane’s primary flood evacuation precinct allowing displaced vic... more
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11 January, 2011
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has urged Australians, especially those directly affected by the Queensland floods, to monitor and look after their mental health in the wake of the current flood disaster. Dr Maria Tomasic, President of the College, said people in Que... more
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05 January, 2011
    Peter Dutton MP has today encouraged voluntary organisations in Dickson to apply for the 2011 round of Volunteer Grants, which opened this week. th June. Volunteer grants were first introduced by the Howard Government in recognition of the valuable contribution voluntary groups mak... more
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17 December, 2010
  17 December 2010 Dutton today called on the Gillard Government to explain how the so-called Rudd-Roxon health ‘reforms’ are going to operate.   Mr Dutton said it was becoming increasingly clear that the ‘reform’ agreement the then Rudd Government and the Labor states signed up to in A... more
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02 December, 2010
  2 December 2010   The Gillard-Rudd so-called health “reforms” have again been revealed for what they are – little more than a sham – by none other than the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council chairman, Paul McClintock.   Mr McClintock told the Australian ... more
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02 December, 2010
  2 December 2010 Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon and Prime Minister Julia Gillard are again putting politics before patients.   Their threats to withdraw billions of dollars in health funding from the new Victorian Coalition Government is irrefutable proof that they don’t care abo... more
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02 December, 2010
1 December 2010 -  Nicola Roxon probably rates it as another highly successful day for Labor’s health “reform” agenda – but then she lives in Kevin Rudd’s “lost” world – still waiting to find her way with Julia Gillard, said Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Acting Shadow Minister for Health ... more
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29 November, 2010
25 November 2010 The Australian Parliament has demanded that the Gillard Government take action to tackle mental illness with the House of Representatives today passing a Coalition motion requiring the Government to expand the number of headspace sites across the country and establish a national net... more
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25 November, 2010
PETER DUTTON: It’s pretty apparent that as we go towards this break that basically when it comes to wasting billions of dollars and taking our country nowhere, Julia Gillard is just Kevin Rudd dressed up in a pants suit.   This is not a government that is taking our country forward, they just... more
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23 November, 2010
  22 November 2010 The Gillard-Rudd Government’s failures in health continue to mount.   Today the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine’s annual scientific meeting was told there had been no significant improvement in access block in Australian hospitals.   The conference w... more
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18 November, 2010
18 November 2010 The Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton today called for a freeze on non-medical workforce staff numbers across the nation’s health departments. He said the Federal Government should refuse to provide further health funding to states that are not prepared to freeze the number o... more
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18 November, 2010
   18 November 2010 The Gillard Government has refused to let the Parliament vote on a Coalition motion to boost mental health care.   The motion should have been voted upon in the House of Representatives today, but the Government failed to include it among the matters to be deter... more
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17 November, 2010
   17 November 2010 The Coalition will introduce a Private Member’s Bill into the House of Representatives to prevent patents being taken out on human genes.   The Bill will be co-sponsored by the Independent Member for Lyne, Mr Rob Oakeshott.   Shadow Minister for Health Pe... more
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17 November, 2010
  17 November 2010 Mental health experts Professors John Mendoza and Patrick McGorry and mental health advocate Jan Kealton are today briefing parliamentarians on the need to take immediate action to provide more resources for mental health care in Australia.   Professors Mendoza and Mc... more
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15 November, 2010
15 November 2010 The number of people taking up private health insurance has slowed significantly, the latest figures from the Private health Insurance Administration Council reveal. Insurance take-up rose by a mere 0.2 per cent in the September quarter and in real terms this is bad news for the Go... more
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15 November, 2010
12 November 2010 Nicola Roxon today announced the shelving of key reforms for diabetes patients and mental health services in a sign of the worsening disarray of health policy under Labor.   The move comes on top of earlier reports of facility closures and job cuts in the pathology sector as ... more
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12 November, 2010
  12 November 2010 The pathology sector of healthcare is looming as the Gillard Government’s next BER type scandal.   Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said the Gillard-Rudd Government’s actions in relation to pathology had made the sector unsustainable.   “Pathology is vital a... more
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12 November, 2010
11 November 2010 Yet again the frontline workers in health have revealed that the hospital statistics pumped out by State Labor Governments and parroted by the Gillard Labor Government are little more than hot air. This time it’s the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. As reported in The ... more
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10 November, 2010
The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal 2010
 
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10 November, 2010
Samford Lions Charity Golf Day
 
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10 November, 2010
  26 October 2010 Pine Rivers residents are being asked to remember the thousands of Australian troops who will spend Christmas away from family and friends in the world’s danger spots. Federal Member for Dickson, Peter Dutton is encouraging locals to send care packages to help boost the mo... more
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04 November, 2010
4 November 2010 Revelations of another waiting list sham in NSW Health yet again bring into question the Rudd-Gillard Government claims to be cutting waiting lists at the nation’s public hospitals. Kevin Rudd used to proclaim loudly how the millions of dollars he was pouring into state Labor G... more
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04 November, 2010
4 November 2010  Health Minister Nicola Roxon should stop trying to blackmail and bully the people of Western Australia to force the state’s agreement to the so-called Rudd-Gillard health ‘reforms’. Ms Roxon was again today hinting that the west’s hospitals and patients will miss out on hundre... more
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27 October, 2010
  27 October 2010  The total incompetence of Health Minister Nicola Roxon was on full public display today as the Government had to stall debate on one piece of health legislation after failing to reveal a host of planned amendments.   Yet again it puts the lie to Minister Roxo... more
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27 October, 2010
27 October 2010   “The indiscriminate creation of new bodies….jeopardises policy outcomes and poses financial risks to the taxpayer” – Lindsay Tanner 14 October 2009   More than a year after Kevin Rudd was to have “fixed” our hospitals, the so-called Rudd-Roxon-Gillard health ‘refor... more
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09 August, 2010
9 August 2010  The Coalition has committed $1.5 billion to expand Mental Health facilities with a particular emphasis on early intervention. Professor John Mendoza writing in The Australian newspaper on 1 July 2010 described this as "... the most significant announcement by any political party ... more
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09 August, 2010
8 August 2010 The Coalition has committed $750 million to ensure the building of the Petrie - Redcliffe Rail Link while minimising the cost to local government. The main points are highlighted in the attached summary.  
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09 August, 2010

 The Coalition will increase the Education Tax Rebate to reduce cost pressures on families.

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27 July, 2010
27 July 2010 The Rudd-Gillard has failed yet again to grasp what needs to be done in health. Today’s announcement of additional $277 million funding for suicide prevention falls far short of the needs of the mental health sector and those who suffer from mental health conditions.   Shadow He... more
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26 July, 2010
26 July 2010 Today’s announcement by Julia Gillard to increase the number of doctors and nurses in emergency departments over the next decade is just “more of the same” from Labor.   Another promise in health that is unlikely ever to be met.   In fact they’ve made these promises before... more
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21 July, 2010
  21 July 2010 Julia Gillard will do to Australia what Anna Bligh has done to Queensland.   That is why she is desperate to avoid being seen with the Queensland Premier and next-in-line Labor national president.   She knows that if Queenslanders look into the Gillard mirror they ... more
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14 July, 2010
  5 July 2010 Hundreds of families in Pine Rivers could benefit directly or in the future from the establishment of Diabetes Clinical Trial Network (CTN) in Australia.   The Coalition will provide $35 million dollars to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to pursue finding a cure ... more
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14 July, 2010
30 June 2010  Mental health professionals and services in Dickson will get greater support from a major expansion of frontline mental healthcare services under a Coalition Government, the Member for Dickson and Shadow Minister for Health, Peter Dutton said today. In particular young people suf... more
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23 June, 2010
23 June 2010 First it was Victoria – now it’s New South Wales - saying clearly – ‘nothing will change in health under Kevin Rudd’s health reforms’. John Brumby said it on his return to Melbourne after the COAG meeting that Kevin Rudd’s great big ‘reforms’ to health meant there would be “no big chan... more
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23 June, 2010
Dickson Report - May 2010
 
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22 June, 2010
21 June 2010 Kevin Rudd has again shown his spiteful true colours in Parliament today refusing to acknowledge the work of Professor John Mendoza for the government and for those who suffer mental health issues. The Prime Minister never once mentioned Professor Mendoza when questioned about the Prof... more
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14 June, 2010
10 June 2010 The Coalition today slammed the Rudd Government for its ongoing incompetence and mismanagement of the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme.   It joins the failed pink batt insulation program and school halls waste as yet another example of the Rudd Government’s inability to man... more
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09 June, 2010
    8 June 2010 Health workers and the public are being misled by the Rudd Government’s deceptive advertising campaign on its so-called health ‘reforms’ which promises a ‘federally funded – locally managed’ health and hospitals system.   The Prime Minister’s deception was apparent... more
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08 June, 2010
  7 June 2010 Joint Media Release the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Senator Fierravanti-Wells, Shadow Minister for Ageing. A variety of the nation’s major medical groups today questioned whether the Rudd Government’s so-called health reforms would meet the many prom... more
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08 June, 2010
3 June 2010 Health Minister Nicola Roxon is the perfect example of why Rudd Labor gave us the deadly pink batt blunders and the school hall scandals, she’s so busy out there scaremongering that she’s not doing her job.   The Minister constantly engages in juvenile attempts to misrepresent the... more
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20 May, 2010
19 May 2010 Health Minister Nicola Roxon has been forced to perform the first Budget back-flip of 2010 less than a week after it was delivered. The Health Minister announced today that she would defer changes that would have prevented social workers and occupational therapists providing mental hea... more
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18 May, 2010
Kids Alive – Living with Water Peter Dutton MP met with Laurie Lawrence recently at a function promoting Living with Water. Laurie Lawrence has teamed up with the Australian Government to produce a comprehensive free water safety DVD for parents of children under five years of age. “Sadly, since ... more
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17 May, 2010
 Salvation Army – Red Shield Appeal 2010 On 7 May 2010, as Chairman of the Pine Rivers District Red Shield Appeal, I was very pleased to launch the 2010 Red Shield Appeal for our local area. The Red Shield Appeal doorknock assists our local Salvation Army with fundraisi... more
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11 May, 2010
  11 May 2010 Splashing hundreds of millions of dollars on more so-called GP super clinics in tonight’s Budget would be a massive mistake, Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton said today.   It would be a massive mistake because the Rudd Government had shown itself incapable of deliv... more
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19 April, 2010
18 April 2010 The focal point of Kevin Rudd’s so-called health reform – making the Commonwealth the dominant funder of public hospitals - appears to be disappearing fast even before the participants have sat around the COAG table.   Nicola Roxon, Kristina Keneally and Wayne Swan now are all t... more
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09 April, 2010
  9 April 2010 Mr Brumby makes a very serious claim that questions the Prime Minister’s ‘dominant funder’ status.   If the claim by Mr Brumby is correct that under Mr Rudd’s plan Commonwealth funding will go from 41 per cent to 42 per cent, not 60 per cent, then Mr Rudd must now clarify... more
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29 March, 2010
  24 March 2010 Kevin Rudd’s admission yesterday that he would have to adjust funding in his “health plan” to keep regional hospitals open clearly showed how he was making policy on the run.   Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton said it had taken just two weeks for Kevin Rudd to per... more
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23 March, 2010
18 March 2010  The Coalition today welcomed the news that almost two thousand Australian women had been assisted by McGrath Foundation breast care nurses. Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton said breast care nurses played an important role in helping women who are diagnosed with breast can... more
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18 March, 2010
  17 March 2010   Kevin Rudd’s so-called health reforms threaten hundreds of regional hospitals. Research for the NSW Government indicates that any hospital with ten or fewer beds or those that have unpredictable workloads would face closure under Mr Rudd’s plan for case-mix funding... more
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15 March, 2010
Dickson Report - November 2009
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09 March, 2010
2 March 2010 Watch out Australia – Kevin Rudd intends to “whack” you before you get the chance to “whack” him – forget all those crocodile tears at the weekend. It seems certain he’s going to “whack-in” a whole new layer of bureaucracy as his answer to ‘fixing’ hospitals and health. It’s a well wo... more
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25 February, 2010
22 February 2010 Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton today called for an inquiry into an insider’s revelations of events within the Department of Health and the Health Minister’s office. Mr Dutton said the Government must hold an open and transparent investigation to answer the serious questions ra... more
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25 February, 2010
9 February 2010  Having failed to deliver on their promises to fix health, Kevin Rudd and Nicola Roxon are now trying to re-write history. The Minister’s contention today that there was no promise to ‘fix’ hospitals by mid-2009 defies belief, Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton said. Mr D... more
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25 February, 2010
  29 January 2010   Nicola Roxon’s humiliating backdown on cataract surgery rebates showed how ill-conceived her decision to attempt to slash them by 50 per cent was in the first place.   Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said it also showed how little the Health Minister an... more
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09 February, 2010
  15 January 2010  A former senior Labor adviser’s recommendation that the Federal Department of Health virtually be abolished is a stinging indictment of Kevin Rudd and his hapless Health Minister Nicola Roxon.   Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said the findings of the Baxter ... more
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11 January, 2010
  A Warner couple, Darren and Sally Vardy, have told Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott they have cut their power bills by around 40 per cent after putting solar panels on their roof.   Mr Abbott inspected the Vardy’s solar system during a visit to the Dickson electorate on Wednesday... more
Posted in: Dickson News
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15 December, 2009
  15 December 2009 Kevin Rudd is openly preparing to recycle his promise to ‘fix’ the nation’s public hospitals in next year’s election campaign.   According to media reports today, Mr Rudd has set out ‘his plan for next year’ which includes a promise to ‘table his proposals for fixing... more
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15 December, 2009
  10 December 2009 The Productivity Commission report today on the Performance of Public and Private Hospitals is yet another verdict on Kevin Rudd’s failure to ‘fix’ public hospitals.   Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said the report found that in several ways private hospitals we... more
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15 December, 2009
  8 December 2009 Kevin Rudd looks more and more like a Labor State Premier as every day passes.   The announcement of “a further” $300 million for elective surgery at the Brisbane COAG meeting comes directly from the Labor Premiers’ bags of political trickery. In pure Bob Carr, Morri... more
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15 December, 2009
  4 December 2009 Queensland Labor has finally admitted that it can’t manage the State’s health system. Today’s report in Brisbane’s Courier Mail – “Let Canberra have our hospitals” – was an abject admission of failure, Federal Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton said today.   “Fo... more
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15 December, 2009
  4 December 2009 The latest performance data for New South Wales hospitals highlights yet again the failure of the State Labor Government to manage the health system and of Kevin Rudd to keep his promise to ‘fix’ public hospitals.   Not one area health service across the entire state ... more
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15 December, 2009
  27 November 2009    The Health Minister’s latest manoeuvre on Medicare rebates for cataract surgery – to yet again lift them by a few measly dollars – shows her absolute lack of concern for patients.   Shadow Minister Peter Dutton described it as a sick joke.   “The... more
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26 November, 2009
  25 November 2009 The Senate today disallowed the Rudd Government’s savage cuts to Medicare rebates for cataract surgery for a second time. The disallowance again forces the Rudd Government to confront its ill-conceived decision to make cataract surgery more expensive for patients. The Gov... more
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26 November, 2009
  24 November 2009 The Rudd Government this afternoon gets its second chance to stop hurting patients needing cataract surgery by ensuring its short-sighted cuts to Medicare rebates are reversed. It can support amendments to the Health Insurance Act which will guarantee that rebates for cata... more
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23 November, 2009
  19 November 2009. Nicola Roxon tomorrow will have to produce evidence to substantiate her assertions in relation to her incomprehensible decision to slash Medicare rebates for cataract surgery.‪ The Senate today ordered that she table the information that her office or the Department of ... more
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23 November, 2009
  18 November 2009 Health Minister Nicola Roxon’s contortions to avoid debate, scrutiny and accountability for her cruel cuts to Medicare rebates for cataract treatments reached new heights tonight. The Minister refused to comply with a Senate order requiring her to reveal the legal advice s... more
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23 November, 2009
18 November 2009 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd needs to end the cataract rebate bungle which has two of his Ministers taking diametrically opposed positions.On one hand Health Minister Nicola Roxon has slashed Medicare rebates for cataract surgery by almost 50 per cent saying technology now made the op... more
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30 October, 2009
 29 October 2009   The Coalition has called on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to step-in and sort out Health Minister Nicola Roxon’s cataract rebate blunder.   Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said the Prime Minister’s intervention was necessary because the situation was clearly com... more
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29 October, 2009
  The Rudd Government has refused to rule out cancelling funding for this program despite figures showing 97% of school principals who have engaged a chaplain strongly support the program and recognise the benefits for their school communities.   I have been a strong supporter of our C... more
Posted in: Dickson News
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29 October, 2009
29 October 2009 The Rudd Government has this morning rejected legislation that would have prevented it slashing Medicare rebates for cataract surgery.   It appears determined to punish - mostly senior Australians - who need this life-changing surgery.   The Senate yesterday passed l... more
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29 October, 2009
28 October 2009 The Coalition, independent Senators and the Greens today all urged the Rudd Government to come to their senses and fix up the mess they’ve created as a result of pressing ahead with their savage cut to Medicare rebates for cataract treatments.   All non-Government Senators to... more
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28 October, 2009
28 October 2009   The fate of the Medicare rebate for cataract surgery now lies firmly in the hands of the Rudd Government and its failed Health Minister Nicola Roxon.   The Senate today disallowed regulations which would have cut the current rebate in half – from more than $600 to jus... more
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27 October, 2009
27 October 2009   The Coalition and crossbench Senators Nick Xenophon and Steve Fielding today began processes in the Senate to prevent the Rudd Government halving Medicare rebates for cataract treatments.   It means Australians needing life-changing cataract surgery will not have to p... more
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26 October, 2009
Question Time Brief - 26 October 2009
Today in Question Time, Kevin Rudd again failed to answer the hard questions on the failure of his border protection policies. Kevin Rudd and Labor can't disguise the fact that they've lost control of our borders. www.youtube.com/watch
Posted in: Media Releases
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25 October, 2009
Q&A 22 October 2009
Panellists: John Elliott, businessman and blogger; Craig Emerson, Minister for Small Business; Peter Dutton, Opposition health spokesman; Louise Adler, publisher; and Annabel Crabb, journalist. One of the year's most memorable Q&A episodes, this one was dominated by the wit and good humou... more
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22 October, 2009
21 October 2009   The Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton has announced he will re-contest the seat at the next federal election.   Mr Dutton this week nominated for LNP preselection for Dickson.   The electoral redistribution in Queensland would make it a tough fight to ret... more
Posted in: Dickson News
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12 October, 2009
Nominations are now being accepted for the Australia Day 2010 Dickson Awards. The application form is available under 'Community Resources'.
Posted in: Dickson News
09
09 October, 2009
9 October 2009 Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton today accused the Rudd Government of trying to divert attention from the harm cuts to Medicare rebates for cataract surgery will cause.   By re-announcing that it would increase one rebate for complex cataract surgery, Health Minister Nicola... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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01 October, 2009
1 October 2009   Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon is under mounting pressure to reconsider her decision to slash the Medicare rebate for cataract surgery.   Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton supported a call today from the Rural Doctors Association for the Federal Government to ... more
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22 September, 2009
22 September 2009   An AMA survey which showed that between 20,000 and 50,000 extra people might be forced to seek cataract surgery in public hospitals was all the more reason for the Rudd Government to drop its harsh proposal to halve Medicare rebates for cataract treatment.   Shadow... more
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18 September, 2009
Anxiety and Depression Awareness (ADA) Month - October 2009
beyondblue Anxiety and Depression Awareness (ADA) Month during October provides an opportunity for workplaces, community groups and individuals to take part in activities to raise awareness of anxiety and depression and help reduce the associated stigma. Depression is common and can affect anyone a... more
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18 September, 2009
Bonnie Babes Foundation - Small Miracles Launch
On 16th September 2009, during the Parliamentary sitting week I attended the launch of the book 'Small Miracles' at Parliament House.  The book has been published by one of Australia's top publishers Hachette Australia who publish everything from Enid Blyton to Stephen King and many well known... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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17 September, 2009
Question Time Brief - 16th September 2009
 Today in Question Time, Mr Rudd and Ms Gillard again turned Parliament into a farce when they refused to answer questions on important issues such as the Rudd Labor Government's wasteful and reckless spending and the dangerous accumulation of debt. more
Posted in: Media Releases
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17 September, 2009
Dickson Report - July 2009
 
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16
16 September, 2009
16 September 2009 The Coalition has successfully moved to ensure Health Minister Nicola Roxon will not be able to make changes to the Extended Medicare Safety Net without reference to Parliament. The Minister, in future, will have to seek the approval of both the House of Representatives and the S... more
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16 September, 2009
16 September 2009 Nicola Roxon has been forced into another back-flip – today withdrawing treatment for macular degeneration from proposed caps to the Extended Medicare Safety Net. Sufferers of macular degeneration had feared the Rudd Government’s safety net caps would make their treatment unaffor... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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16 September, 2009
Remember when Kevin Rudd uttered that four-letter word on television. It was as faked and staged as everything this Prime Minister does and probably run through a focus group fifty times before it left the Prime Ministerial mouth. I don’t think he can help it – he’s just plain boring. And the Par... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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16 September, 2009
9 September 2009 The Rudd Labor Government’s moves to begin dismantling private health insurance in Australia have been defeated. The “Fairer Private Health Insurance Bills” were voted down by the Coalition and all cross-bench Senators. Its attempts to reduce private health insurance rebates ... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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16 September, 2009
9 September 2009 The Rudd Government has voted against a Coalition amendment to the midwife indemnity insurance Bills which would have considered the feasibility of extending the insurance provisions to independent midwives involved in homebirths.   “The Minister, despite ample opportunitie... more
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16 September, 2009
8 September 2009 Senior Australians and others with cataracts will not have to pay more for cataract surgery. Rudd Labor Government attempts to halve Medicare rebates which would have left people hundreds of dollars out of pocket from November 1 will not pass the Senate. The Coalition, Indepe... more
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16 September, 2009
4 September 2009 The Health Minister, Nicola Roxon, has performed another spectacular back-flip – this time on the issue of midwives providing home-birthing services. It is a humiliating and major embarrassment for the Rudd Government. On the limited information available, it appears the Mini... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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16 September, 2009
3 September 2009 Health Minister Nicola Roxon should end continuing uncertainty for families facing increased out of pocket costs for IVF treatment to start a family. Parliament resumes next week and the Government’s changes to the Extended Medicare Safety Net, which it promised before the last ... more
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16 September, 2009
31 August 2009 Residents of the City of Cockburn in Western Australia could be waiting a long time for Kevin Rudd to deliver a new so-called “GP Super Clinic”. So far the Government is yet to have any of the 31 “Super Clinics” it promised before the last election opened and fully operational. ... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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16 September, 2009
20 August 2009 Health Minister Nicola Roxon is being forced to back-down over moves to cut funding for chemotherapy drugs outlined in the Rudd Government’s first Budget. She revealed to Parliament this afternoon that she was about to postpone implementation of the Budget measure for a third time... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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16 September, 2009
16 August 2009 Nurses are being made redundant while Kevin Rudd stumbles blindly onwards with his ‘listening’ tour to find out what’s wrong in Australia’s public hospitals. That’s the incredible latest development in New South Wales Health. New South Wales Labor’s idea of ‘fixing’ hospitals i... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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16 September, 2009
14 August 2009 Kevin Rudd’s hospital ‘listening’ tour rolled into Victoria today, but it seems the Prime Minister doesn’t really want to hear the truth that he has failed to ‘fix’ hospitals.  The Prime Minister’s nationwide ‘consultations’ were nothing more than an exercise in PR-spin ... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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16 September, 2009
14 August 2009 Another of Kevin Rudd’s promises – to end the blame game in health – has been shredded. After failing to ‘fix’ hospitals by mid-2009 as Mr Rudd promised, his Health Minister Nicola Roxon is now blaming the New South Wales Government for problems in hospitals. As several thousan... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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16 September, 2009
12 August 2009 Health Minister Nicola Roxon has deserted her guarantee to Australians needing IVF treatment that they would not be worse off under her Government’s changes to the Extended Medicare Safety Net. The Minister refused today to stand by the guarantee to the estimated 40,000 Australian... more
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16 September, 2009
10 August 2009 South Australia is the latest Labor state caught out “doctoring” elective surgery waiting lists to hide thousands of people - again highlighting the sick state of health which Kevin Rudd has failed to fix. Revelations by Adelaide’s Sunday Mail that thousands of people are “languis... more
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16 September, 2009
7 August 2009 The case of a New South Wales teenager who lost a finger after a bungled transfer between hospitals again highlighted the sick state of health that Kevin Rudd has failed to fix. Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton said the case as reported in today’s Sydney Daily Telegraph was extr... more
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16 September, 2009
27 July 2009 Kevin Rudd has run away from taking the tough decisions on health for the second time in a month. The Prime Minister failed to meet his promise to fix hospitals by mid-2009, now he’s going to sit on his hands after his handpicked Commission told him action was required. “This is ... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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16 September, 2009
21 July 2009 The latest “snapshot” of Australia’s Emergency Department’s has yet again put the lie to Kevin Rudd’s promise to “fix” the nation’s hospitals. Almost a month after Mr Rudd’s failure to deliver on his promise comes new information which shows that rather than improving – the situatio... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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28 August, 2009
Moreton Bay Regional Council - National Tree Day 2009
 
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28 August, 2009
Lutheran Education Queensland
 
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28 August, 2009
Returned & Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Gaythorne Sub-Branch
 
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28 August, 2009
Samford Scout Group
 
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28 August, 2009
Samford State School
 
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28 August, 2009
Strathpine West State School P&C Associaton
 
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28 August, 2009
Toogoolawah Bowls Club
 
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28 August, 2009
The Salvation Army's 'Red Shield Appeal 2009'
 
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28 August, 2009
Riverside Community Church
 
Posted in: Endorsements
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12 August, 2009
  The Federal Coalition has launched its ‘Engaging with Senior Australians’ initiative to hear from Senior Australians on what’s important.   “This is a very important and exciting initiative that will provide senior Australians with a real opportunity to have their voices heard on the ... more
Posted in: Dickson News
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01 July, 2009
30 June 2009 The deadline has arrived – the delivery is missing. Kevin Rudd’s promise to “fix” the nation’s hospitals today lies exposed as nothing more than a cynical ploy perpetrated for electoral popularity at the last election.   The Prime Minister’s self-imposed deadline to “fix” hospi... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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12 June, 2009
 A little noticed happening occurred two weeks ago, but it was an incredibly instructive insight into the Rudd Government that is in power in Canberra. On May 25 Health Minister Nicola Roxon held a news conference, shortly after so too did the ACT’s Health Minister Katy Gallagher – both conve... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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12 June, 2009
2 June 2009 The Rudd Government last night refused to increase taxes on cigarettes preferring instead to make health insurance more expensive for 1.7 million Australians. Its action will see private health insurance rebates for almost ten per cent of Australians phased down and wiped out, leaving ... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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01 June, 2009
Friday 5 June 2009 Toogoolawah Showgrounds, Toogoolawah Instead of the regular monthly visit to the Esk region Peter and his staff will be at the Toogoolawah Show. For further information contact the office on (07) 3205 9977 or 1300 853 640 (Esk local call) or email peter.dutton.mp@aph.gov.au more
Posted in: Dickson News
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25 May, 2009
Club Pine Rivers played host again this year to the Pine Rivers Area Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Launch on Friday 8 May 2009.  The Official Launch Breakfast was kindly provided by the club and brought together local businesses and community leaders, including local high school students to ... more
Posted in: Dickson News
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25 May, 2009
30 March 2009 “Arthritis in children is almost as common as diabetes”, Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton MP said at the beginning of Arthritis Awareness Week. The effects of juvenile arthritis were raised at the Parliamentary Friends of Arthritis Australia meeting in Canberra March 18 wher... more
Posted in: Dickson News
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25 May, 2009
16 March 2009 Peter Dutton MP is encouraging the community to celebrate our special diversity and tolerance in Dickson by celebrating Harmony Day on Saturday 21 March. Harmony Day promotes respect, fairness and a sense of inclusion for all members of the Australian community. “It is importa... more
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14 May, 2009
The Rudd Labor Government was forced to reveal today that a staggering 1.7 million Australians – 10 per cent of the population - will be slugged with massive hikes in private health insurance costs and taxes in the wake of the Rudd Government’s broken promise on health insurance rebates. One point ... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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13 May, 2009
Bowen, a young Melbourne boy who suffers from Hunter Syndrome desperately needs access to the life saving drug, Elaprase but has been denied it. The drug is available to other young children such as Beaconsfield’s Jimmy Webber. It halts the relentless progression of the crippling disease and gives ... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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11 May, 2009
Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton today said Tuesday’s budget was likely to include a “big spend” in health to try to mask the Rudd Labor Government’s failure to honour its election promises. “Mr Rudd will try to divert attention from his failures and broken promises in health with a headline ann... more
Posted in: Media Releases
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08 May, 2009
Labor Media Release – Kevin Rudd and Nicola Roxon - 22 September 2007 “A Rudd Labor Government will retain the Medicare safety net as Australian working families have come to rely on it for help with their family budgets. “Federal Labor will not put more pressure on family budgets by taking that... more
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15 March, 2009
Dickson Report March 2009
 
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