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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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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INTERVIEW WITH RAY HADLEY

​​​Subjects: Illegal Maritime Arrivals, Senate voting reforms, Tony Windsor, foreign criminals E&EO Journalist: Minister good morning to you. Peter Dutton: Good morning Ray. Journalist: News Limited papers say that you’ve got a report given to the Commonwealth Government this month. The report warns asylum seekers in Indonesia are waiting with baited breath for people smuggler…

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DISRUPTING THE THREAT OF OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANGS

Foreign nationals who are members or associates of criminal bikie gangs should be on notice that they could have their visas cancelled and face removal from Australia under Australia’s visa cancellation laws. Already 81 bikie gang members or associates have had their visas cancelled or refused with a number known to be high profile gang…

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JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE WITH MINISTER KEENAN

Joint Press Conference, Melbourne The Hon Peter Dutton MP – Minister for Immigration and Border Protection The Hon Michael Keenan MP – Minister for Justice – Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter Terrorism TRANSCRIPT Subjects: Disrupting the threat of OMCGs, Australia’s gun laws, Operation Sovereign Borders, ISIL, Iranian asylum seekers, proceeds of crime. E&EO……

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RAY HADLEY WEEKLY INTERVIEW 2GB/4BC

Subject: 501 deportations, election timing, Senate reform, Tony Windsor, retirement of Teresa Gambaro, Cambodia resettlement, Operation Sovereign Borders, QLD Government, unions. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Peter Dutton, good morning to you. PETER DUTTON: Good morning, Ray. JOURNALIST: Over the past 15 months we’re told that you’ve revoked or refused to renew visas for more than 1000 people,…

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INTERVIEW WITH CHANNEL 9 TODAY SHOW

Subjects: Cambodia resettlement, election timing. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton joins us now. Minister, good morning to you. Fifty five million dollars, that’s an expensive stop-over. PETER DUTTON: Well Sylvia, obviously the Government is determined to make sure that we don’t allow people smugglers to get back into business. We have been very clear…

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INTERVIEW WITH RAY HADLEY, RADIO 2GB/4BC

Subjects: Illegal visa overstayers; counter-terrorism unit offloads; detention figures; regional processing. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Minister, good morning. PETER DUTTON: Good morning Ray. How are you? JOURNALIST: Good thank you. We found out almost 62,000 illegal visa overstayers are on the run in Australia – with that number increasing significantly over the past decade – half of…

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INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION DELIVERS RESULTS

The Australian Government has welcomed news that the last active Southern Ocean illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessel, the Viking, has been detained by the Indonesian Navy last week. The vessel was boarded last week and then escorted to an Indonesian port where the crew are currently under investigation by Indonesian authorities. Australia works…

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