VITAL FUNDING FOR CARERS FOUNDATION IN DICKSON

A re-elected Turnbull Government will provide $400,000 to the Carers Foundation in Dickson. Announcing the funding, the Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said it would support the Foundation in its work to provide ‘Care for Carers’. The Carers Foundation is based at Cedar Creek near Samford and has been operating for the past twelve years. The Foundation supports carers by…

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EXPANSION OF ABF TOBACCO STRIKE TEAM

The Australian Border Force Tobacco Strike Team will receive a boost of $7.7 million in additional funding over the next two years to continue to combat criminal syndicates attempting to smuggle illicit tobacco into Australia. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the additional funding provided within the 2016 Budget will significantly…

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DARWIN COMPANY PENALISED HEAVILY FOR EXPLOITATION

A Darwin computer company was today ordered to pay a penalty of $430,000 to the Commonwealth Government for breaches of sponsorship obligations regarding three foreign 457 visa holders. The company, Hallmark Computer Pty. Ltd., was also ordered to pay more than $83,000 in restitution to the workers and the company’s sole director and shareholder Ashok…

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DELIVERING SAFER COMMUNITIES IN DICKSON

The Member for Dickson Peter Dutton has announced that a re-elected Turnbull Government will provide $30,000 for closed circuit television (CCTV) in Kallangur. Mr Dutton was joined by the Minister for Justice Michael Keenan in Kallangur today to make the announcement. Mr Dutton said that the funding will help to purchase CCTV and roving cameras to help police to…

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COALITION COMMITS TO CANNING FRUIT GROWERS

Canning fruit growers today received the good news that a re-elected Turnbull Government will review the status of the Perth Hills region for inclusion in the second Working Holiday Visa initiative. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton and the Member for Canning Andrew Hastie today met with representatives of the Hills Orchardist…

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LABOR’S SPLIT ON BOATS WIDENS

Labor is clearly split from the top down on border protection policies – a worrying and clear signal that it will change tack if it wins the next election. Any change in the policy will see boats start again as we saw under Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. Frontbencher and leadership candidate Anthony Albanese’s comments…

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MORE DRUGS OFF OUR STREETS

International drug syndicates hoping to exploit Australia’s remote coastline will be detected, their missions disrupted and their mules locked up. Rusty boats from Asia on meth missions to peddle the misery of drug addiction in our country are on notice – they are being watched by our law enforcement agencies and will be relentlessly pursued to face the…

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NEW VISA CAPABILITY TO ENHANCE NATIONAL SECURITY

The Turnbull Government will establish a new Visa Risk Assessment (VRA) capability within the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to better assess terrorism and criminal threats to Australia. The Coalition committed $99.2 million in last week’s Budget to establish the VRA capability which will enable risks to be considered at visa application stage, before…

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INTERVIEW WITH ALAN JONES, 2GB

Subjects: Labor divided on Border Protection.  EO&E… ALAN JONES:    Peter Dutton is on the line. Peter Dutton good morning [technical issue]. Hello Peter, are you there? PETER DUTTON: Got you now thank you. ALAN JONES:  You right? Where are you? PETER DUTTON: I’m in Brisbane. ALAN JONES:  Oh yes okay I have got you there.…

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