INTERVIEW WITH RAY HADLEY

​​Subjects: Terror attacks in Brussels; screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees; children in detention; border control; federal politics. E&EO Journalist: Minister good morning. Peter Dutton: Good morning Ray. Journalist: Brussels, described by your Prime Minister, our now Prime Minister as the result of the perfect storm of failures and talking mainly about the loss of…

REGIONAL AGREEMENT TO COMBAT PEOPLE SMUGGLING AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Australia and our regional partners have secured an ambitious agreement to combat irregular migration, people smuggling and human trafficking. Agreed today at the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime, this landmark Ministerial Declaration strengthens regional cooperation and determination to combat these shared challenges. Co-chaired…

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…