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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LABOR’S LAUGHABLE ‘LEADERSHIP’ CLAIM

Richard Marles and the Labor party are in no position to give advice on border protection and the detention of illegal maritime arrivals. Mr Marles now claims – if ever returned to government – to fix the problems he and his colleagues created in the first place when they were last in Government. His contention…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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