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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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