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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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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