Media Releases

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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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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