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Peter Dutton

Peter Dutton​

​Peter Dutton MP was sworn in as the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection on 23 December 2014.

  • Paying for visa sponsorship outlawed

    25 November 2015 - The integrity of Australia's visa system was strengthened today following the passage of legislation prohibiting people from receiving payment in return for sponsoring temporary and permanent foreign workers. - [Media Release]

  • First ABF strike team tobacco seizure

    25 November 2015 - The Australian Border Force (ABF) tobacco strike team has struck its first major blow against the illicit tobacco trade – seizing 10. - [Media Release]

  • Prime Minister's National Security Statement; Syrian refugees; asylum seekers

    24 November 2015 - Interview with Rafael Epstein, ABC Drive Melbourne - [Transcript]