Peter Dutton is the Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.
Mr Dutton was sworn in as Minister for Home Affairs in December 2017. The new department of Home Affairs has responsibility for national security, federal law enforcement, border protection, emergency management, immigration, citizenship, refugees and multicultural affairs.
Mr Dutton served as Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from December 2014 overseeing Operation Sovereign Borders – stopping the boats, getting every child out of detention, closing the Manus Regional Processing Centre and overseeing the special intake of 12,000 refugees from the Syria and Iraq conflicts.
Prior to that appointment he was Minister for Health and Minister for Sport from September 2013 establishing the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund.
Mr Dutton is married to Kirilly and is the proud father of Rebecca, Harry and Tom.
He was first elected to the Australian Parliament as the Member for Dickson in November 2001 at the age of 30 and became one of the youngest Ministers since Federation when appointed to the Ministry by Prime Minister John Howard in 2004.
In January 2006, he was promoted to Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer. He worked closely with Australia’s longest serving Treasurer Peter Costello.
In Opposition between 2008 and 2013 he served as Shadow Minister for Finance, Competition Policy and Deregulation before moving to the Shadow Ministry of Health and Ageing.
Before entering Parliament Peter was a successful small businessman and employed a staff of 40.
He also served for a decade as a Queensland police officer which included working in the National Crime Authority, the Drug and Sex Offenders Squads.