VISIT TO WASHINGTON DC

Today the Attorney-General and the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection will travel to Washington DC to attend the Quintet of Attorneys General and Five Country Ministerial meeting. It is the first time these series of meetings are being held jointly, highlighting the importance of close collaboration and cooperation with our security and intelligence partners…

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$1.2 BILLION DRUG BUST IN SYDNEY

Australian law enforcement officers have delivered a devastating blow to Australia’s ice market and the criminal syndicates who peddle this mind destroying drug, seizing 720 litres of liquid methamphetamine from Sydney streets – the largest seizure of liquid methamphetamine to date.   Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton, Minister for Justice Michael Keenan…

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DOORSTOP INTERVIEW, PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Subjects: Ministerial colleagues; Tara Nettleton/Khaled Sharrouf. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Minister if I can just start with; should Stuart Robert lose his job? PETER DUTTON: Well that’s an issue for the Prime Minister and obviously I think the Prime Minister has done the right thing in asking for an investigation to have a look at all of…

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INTERVIEW WITH JON FAINE, ABC 774 MELBOURNE

Subjects: Senate Estimates; offshore processing; Nauru; Minister Robert; retirement of Philip Ruddock. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Mr Dutton good morning to you. PETER DUTTON: Good morning Jon. JOURNALIST: Mr Pezullo who is the head of Australian Border Force yesterday at Senate Estimates took aim at the ABC over what he said was ‘advocacy.’ Well it sort of…

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INTERVIEW WITH DAVID AND WILL, RADIO FIVEAA

Subjects: Offshore processing; Syrian refugees. E&EO… JOURNALIST: Minister good morning. PETER DUTTON: Good morning gentlemen, how are you? JOURNALIST: Good thank you Minister. Minister Dutton in the letter which he wrote to the Prime Minister yesterday, Jay Weatherill has this to say: ‘many Australians have lost confidence in an offshore detention system that lacks transparency,…

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RETIREMENT OF PHILIP RUDDOCK

The Hon Philip Ruddock MP has served the Australian people with distinction and has made an exceptional contribution to immigration policy and operation. Mr Ruddock has announced today that he will not be contesting the next federal election and will take up a role as Special Envoy for Human Rights. The Minister for Immigration and…

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TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES FOR SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT

Sunshine Coast Airport will start to see the benefits of a significant investment boost later this month with the installation of new equipment and technologies to facilitate international flights. Once complete mid-year, the airport will be better placed to handle increased international traffic as it enjoys its fifth year of overseas commercial flights. The Minister…

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LABOR READY TO DO ANOTHER U-TURN ON BORDER SECURITY

Labor’s Richard Marles is looking for any diversion he can find to try to paper over the growing chasm in Labor over border protection policies. Mr Marles wants Australians to believe that Labor in Government would continue with the Coalition’s tough border polices that have stopped the boats, emptied detention centres and gotten children out…

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PRESS CONFERENCE, SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT

Subject: Sunshine Coast Airport upgrades, draft Departmental document E & EO Transcript TED O’BRIEN: Welcome. Thank you to the Minister for being here today. This is a great opportunity. We know how proud we are of our asset here, the Sunshine Coast Airport, and so any investment that comes into this airport is more than…

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