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…

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$2 MILLION IN SUPPORT SERVICES FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

The Australian Government has committed more than $2 million over two years to deliver CARE Australia’s Emergency Assistance and Safe Spaces for Crisis Affected People in Jordan project. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the project would support people who have been affected by the Syrian conflict and help them to…

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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…

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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. …

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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:  …

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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…

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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…

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MORETON BAY REGIONAL UNIVERSITY PRECINCT

A re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government will provide $35 million towards infrastructure at the Moreton Bay Regional University Precinct. Treasurer the Hon. Scott Morrison today joined Local Members Luke Howarth, Peter Dutton and Wyatt Roy to announce the funding as part of the Turnbull Coalition Government’s national plan for jobs and growth. “Every element of the…

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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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