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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AUSTRALIA’S BORDER PROTECTION MEASURES REMAIN IN FORCE

The Australian Government’s tough border protection measures to stop illegal people smuggling and ensure the sovereignty of Australia’s borders remain in full force. The decision by the High Court of Australia means that regional processing continues – this is a key element of Operation Sovereign Borders policy. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter…

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INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL BRISSENDEN, ABC AM PROGRAMME

Subjects: High Court judgment; tax reform. E&EO… JOURNALIST: I’m joined in the studio by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. Peter Dutton, welcome to the programme. PETER DUTTON: Thanks, Michael. JOURNALIST: First of all, the High Court has ruled that the offshore detention regime is lawful. So, just to be clear, you will be sending those asylum…

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