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.
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.
The Coalition has stopped the boats & stopped the deaths at sea. This month marks 800 days since we've had a successful people smuggling venture to Australia and that stands in contrast to Labor's record where they had 800 boats and 50,000 people who came illegally to Australia.
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.