Our relationship with Sri Lanka runs very deep and is long standing. Our two governments are committed to working together to stop the criminal activity of people smugglers.
Australia’s newest addition to our airforce, the P-8A Poseidon, is a cutting edge surveillance and anti-submarine aircraft which will dominate the skies around the nation’s coastline. It will greatly enhance Australia’s ability to keep our borders secure and guard our maritime approaches.
Statement at Roundtable 2 - Addressing drivers of migration, particularly large movements & highlighting the positive contribution of migrants - UN General Assembly, New York
Today we mark a significant milestone – two years since the last illegal people smuggling venture successfully made it to our country.
Today I introduced into Federal Parliament, legislation which will bolster the Government’s border protection policies under Operation Sovereign Borders. It will reinforce the Government’s long standing policy that people who travel here illegally by boat will never be settled in Australia.
Peter Dutton MP was sworn in as the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection on 23 December 2014.