DOORSTOP INTERVIEW – BRISBANE

Subjects: Delivering on our commitment – no children in onshore detention; Labor’s failed policies when in government; Bill Shorten’s proposed reforms to negative gearing. E&EO Peter Dutton: It is a very significant day because the Government is very proud of the fact that we’ve been able to get kids out of detention. The Government promised…

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INTERVIEW WITH 3AW

Subjects: Delivering on our commitment – no children in onshore detention; Labor’s failed policies when in Government; Syrian refugee intake. E&EO Journalist: Peter, good morning to you. Good news that there’s no kids being held. Peter Dutton: Good morning gents. It’s great news and when I came into this portfolio I said that we wanted…

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SPANISH AUTHORITIES IMPOSE PENALTIES AGAINST ILLEGAL FISHING OPERATORS

The Australian Government congratulates Spanish authorities for taking action against several Spanish nationals and companies involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Southern Ocean. Two intensive investigations by Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the Spanish Civil Guard’s Environmental Protection Service have resulted in penalties being imposed in one and…

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INTERVIEW WITH RAY HADLEY – 2GB/4BC

Subjects: Syrian refugee intake, UNHCR meetings in Geneva, Milad Atai, CPSU strikes. E&EO Journalist: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, good morning to you. Peter Dutton: Good morning Ray. Journalist: Some people trying to come to Australia as part of our Humanitarian Programme have apparently been caught submitting false documents passing themselves off as refugees. It’s reported…

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AUSTRALIA COMMITS ADDITIONAL $8.5 MILLION TO UNHCR

Australia has committed a further eight and a half million dollars to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton announced the extra funding at a UNHCR meeting in Geneva. Australia has committed more than $258 million to the…

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INTERVIEW WITH KIM LANDERS – ABC

Subjects: UNHCR meetings with Geneva; screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees; CPSU strikes. E&EO Journalist: Minister, good morning. Peter Dutton: Good morning Kim Journalist: Is Australia going to make a pledge to take more Syrian refugees? Peter Dutton: Well Kim we’ve already made a significant pledge and that is to take 12,000 Syrians, but that’s…

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INTERVIEW WITH ALAN JONES

Subjects: UNHCR meetings with Geneva; screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. E&EO Journalist: What is the discussion over there about for example Brussels and is there any debate about this Schengen Agreement of open borders? Peter Dutton: Well Alan, obviously Australia is more concerned with our sovereignty and making sure that our borders are secure…

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UNHCR MEETINGS IN GENEVA

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton is travelling to Geneva this week to attend high level meetings convened by the United Nations and led by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) regarding Syrian refugees. The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon will open the meeting in Geneva on Wednesday.…

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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…

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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…

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