STATEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER O’NEILL

I have seen Prime Minister O’Neill’s media release and agree with his conclusion that Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) role in regional processing and resettlement has stopped many people from losing their lives at sea.  I want to thank Prime Minister O’Neill for PNG’s continued support for this effort. As I have said, and as the…

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PNG SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT

This is a decision of the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea. Australia was not a party to the legal proceedings. It does not alter Australia’s border protection policies – they remain unchanged. No one who attempts to travel to Australia illegally by boat will settle in Australia. The Government will not allow a return…

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SPEERS TONIGHT – SKY NEWS

Subjects: Redcliffe People’s Forum – Shorten, IMA children out of detention, returns to Nauru, third country resettlement. E&EO Journalist: Now Bill Shorten tonight as I mentioned was fairly generous in signalling that Labor may be willing to offer more on a number of fronts, whether it’s child care, whether it’s private health insurance concerns people…

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INTERVIEW WITH FRAN KELLY – ABC

Journalist: The Immigration Minister Peter Dutton joins us this morning. Minister, thank you for joining us. Peter Dutton: Thanks Fran. Journalist: The final children were released from Darwin’s Point Wickham Centre on Friday. This is terrific news. Would this have happened if Tony Abbott was still Prime Minister? Peter Dutton: I believe that it would…

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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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