THE SIXTH BALI PROCESS MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton will travel to Indonesia today to lead Australia’s delegation at the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the Bali Process. The Ministerial Conference will be co-chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and her Indonesian counterpart, Her Excellency Retno LP Marsudi. The Bali Process is our…

NEW AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS WELCOMED ON HARMONY DAY

Harmony Day has been marked in Canberra today with a special Australian citizenship ceremony welcoming 135 people from 24 countries as Australia’s newest citizens. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton congratulated the new citizens as they pledged their loyalty and commitment to Australia. “The ceremony provided an opportunity for new citizens to…

INTERVIEW WITH STUART BOCKING

Subjects: Visa cancellations; Khaled Sharrouf; fixed four year terms. E&EO Journalist: The Minister Peter Dutton is on the line. Minister good morning. Peter Dutton: Good morning Stuart. Journalist: Thank you for your time. Some suggestion among some MPs in New Zealand that these compatriots are petty criminals, how would you describe them? Peter Dutton: Stuart…

BOATS STOPPED – THREAT CONSTANT

Today marks 600 days since the last successful people smuggling venture reached Australia. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the success of Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) had stemmed the flow of illegal boats to Australia and no doubt saved innumerable lives. “The Coalition Government’s determination to secure our borders stands in…

INTERVIEW WITH RAY HADLEY

​​​Subjects: Illegal Maritime Arrivals, Senate voting reforms, Tony Windsor, foreign criminals E&EO Journalist: Minister good morning to you. Peter Dutton: Good morning Ray. Journalist: News Limited papers say that you’ve got a report given to the Commonwealth Government this month. The report warns asylum seekers in Indonesia are waiting with baited breath for people smuggler…

JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE WITH MINISTER KEENAN

Joint Press Conference, Melbourne The Hon Peter Dutton MP – Minister for Immigration and Border Protection The Hon Michael Keenan MP – Minister for Justice – Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter Terrorism TRANSCRIPT Subjects: Disrupting the threat of OMCGs, Australia’s gun laws, Operation Sovereign Borders, ISIL, Iranian asylum seekers, proceeds of crime. E&EO……

RAY HADLEY WEEKLY INTERVIEW 2GB/4BC

Subject: 501 deportations, election timing, Senate reform, Tony Windsor, retirement of Teresa Gambaro, Cambodia resettlement, Operation Sovereign Borders, QLD Government, unions. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Peter Dutton, good morning to you. PETER DUTTON: Good morning, Ray. JOURNALIST: Over the past 15 months we’re told that you’ve revoked or refused to renew visas for more than 1000 people,…

INTERVIEW WITH CHANNEL 9 TODAY SHOW

Subjects: Cambodia resettlement, election timing. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton joins us now. Minister, good morning to you. Fifty five million dollars, that’s an expensive stop-over. PETER DUTTON: Well Sylvia, obviously the Government is determined to make sure that we don’t allow people smugglers to get back into business. We have been very clear…