MELBOURNE DRUG BUST A WIN IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ICE

Australia’s law enforcement agencies have once again joined forces to crack down on Australia’s illicit drug market – intercepting more than 150 kilograms of methamphetamine, or ice, that was destined for Melbourne’s streets. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton and Minister for Justice Michael Keenan today congratulated our nation’s agencies yet again for…

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. …

INTERVIEW WITH RAY HADLEY RADIO 2GB-4BC

Subjects: Federal Election; Labor divided on boats; Operation Sovereign Borders; Black Power bikie gang; Tony Windsor; Rob Oakeshott; Labor’s Mediscare.   EO&E………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….   RAY HADLEY:   Minister Dutton joins me on the programme every Thursday and he is online right now for the last time before the election. Minister, good morning.   PETER DUTTON:  …

MOBILE BLACKSPOT FUNDING FOR FIVE DICKSON SUBURBS

Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton has announced five suburbs in Dickson will receive improved mobile phone coverage if the Coalition is re-elected as part of an additional $60 million commitment to extend the successful Mobile Black Spot Programme. New mobile base stations in Samford, Dayboro, Cashmere, Wights Mountain and Highvale will bring a much-needed boost to…

SHORTEN NOW PROMISING TO UNDO LABOR’S DAMAGE

Labor has no credibility on migration or Australia’s 457 visa programme. The Rudd-Gillard Labor Governments not only lost control of our borders – they lost control of our temporary visa programmes as well. Under Labor the numbers of foreign workers in Australia on 457 visas nearly doubled from 60,000 primary visa holders in 2010 to more than…