Media Releases

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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