TARGETING TERRORIST FINANCING AT THE BORDER

Australian law enforcement officers have delivered another blow in their continued efforts to protect Australia’s national security, detecting more than $400,000 in undeclared excess currency at Melbourne International Airport. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter Terrorism Michael Keenan commended the combined efforts of the Australian…

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EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF ASBESTOS AT THE BORDER

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has initiated an independent review of Australia’s asbestos border control management. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the review would examine the effectiveness of Australia’s asbestos border control as enforced by the ABF. “The ABF takes its role in detecting asbestos at the border seriously, however,…

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STRENGTHENING OUR MARITIME CAPABILITY INTO THE FUTURE

The Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne unveiled the Defence White Paper today confirming that Defence’s ability to contribute to border protection will be enhanced with the introduction of more capable offshore patrol vessels, new manned and unmanned aircraft and a new large-hulled multi-purpose patrol vessel, the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Protector. “The protection of…

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AUSTRALIA & HUNGARY SIGN WORK AND HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENT

Hungary has today become the latest country to sign a reciprocal arrangement with Australia, allowing young people from both countries to visit each other’s nations under the Australian Government’s work and holiday arrangements. The arrangement was signed today at Parliament House between the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton and Hungarian Ambassador to…

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INTERVIEW WITH BEN DAVIS, RADIO 4BC

Subjects: Baby Asha; the Coalition Government’s border protection policy.   E&EO…   JOURNALIST: The Minister joins me on the line now, Peter Dutton, good afternoon.   PETER DUTTON: Good afternoon Ben.   JOURNALIST: The allegations levelled at you. Did you leak or did your office leak the information to the papers today about the police…

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INTERVIEW WITH LISA WILKINSON, TODAY SHOW

Subjects: Baby Asha; the Coalition Government’s border protection policy. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Joining us from Canberra is Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. Good morning to you Minister. PETER DUTTON: Good morning Lisa. JOURNALIST: Has baby Asha been moved already? PETER DUTTON: Yes she has. She’s in community detention and obviously support will be provided to the family.…

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INTERVIEW WITH FRAN KELLY, RN BREAKFAST

Subjects: Baby Asha; the Coalition Government’s border protection policy; Newspoll. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Minister welcome back to Breakfast. PETER DUTTON: Thanks Fran. JOURNALIST: You’ve agreed to let Asha and her family live in community detention. She’s now left the hospital this morning. Where has she gone? PETER DUTTON: She has gone into community detention, as you…

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PRESS CONFERENCE, BRISBANE

Subjects: Baby Asha; the Coalition Government’s border protection policy. E&EO… PETER DUTTON: I just wanted to provide an update in relation to the baby at Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane. Obviously we’ve received a number of media enquiries, so I’m pleased to provide you with an update in relation to the matter. As many of…

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NEXT STEP FOR NEW ENTREPRENEUR VISA BEGINS

A consultation process for a new Entrepreneur visa will start today, seeking feedback on the proposed settings for the visa. The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne, said we want to attract the best and brightest entrepreneurial talent and skills to Australia. “It is critical for Australia’s prosperity and growth, that we not…

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SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE 2016-17 HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMME

The Australian public is invited to provide submissions to be considered in the planning and development of Australia’s Humanitarian Programme for 2016-17. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the consultation process will inform the Government’s decision about the size and composition of the programme. “Australia has a proud record of resettling…

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