Media Releases

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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
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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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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