OPERATION SOVEREIGN BORDERS: NO SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE SMUGGLING BOATS IN TWO YEARS

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’s commitment to protecting Australia’s borders, stamping out people smuggling and preventing people risking their…

ILLEGAL FOREIGN FISHERS CONVICTED

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 jail sentences ranging between two to six months for each offence and…

AGREEMENT BOOSTS TRANS-TASMAN TRADE

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 to recognise the supply chain security programmes of both countries. The Minister for…

INTERVIEW WITH LUKE GRANT, RADIO 4BC/2GB

Subjects: Election outcome; Labor’s Mediscare campaign; Leadership; Cory Bernardi; Humanitarian Programme. EO&E………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….   LUKE GRANT:   Congratulations on retaining your seat. But it wasn’t easy, there were some odd types at play there including I think GetUp and the unions, I heard Ray talk about outlaw motorcycle gangs doing laps and all sorts of things. …