Peter Dutton - updates

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Ex-Australian PM seeks probe into man who ousted him

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Malcolm Turnbull says Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton should be referred to the High Court over a potential conflict of interests

BRUTAL POLITICS. Malcolm Turnbull says Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton should be referred to the High Court over a potential conflict of interests. Turnbull file photo by Saeed Khan/AFP; Dutton file photo by Sean Davey/AFP

Scott Morrison: Australia's latest PM

Aug 24, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The hardline former immigration minister bills himself as a man of faith and family who can get things done

Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, file photo by William West / AFP

Scott Morrison sworn in as new Australian PM after bitter coup

Aug 24, 2018 - 10:55 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Morrison, an ally of deposed leader Malcolm Turnbull, wins a party vote 45-40

OATH-TAKING. New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes part in an oath-taking ceremony to become the nation's new leader at Government House in Canberra on August 24, 2018. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Ministers offer to quit as Australia political crisis deepens

Aug 22, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull narrowly survives a move to unseat him by his populist Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Tuesday, August 21

Australia creates counter-terror super ministry

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:41 AM

The new Home Affairs portfolio – which uses Britain s Home Office as a template – will be run by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in a major shake up of national security arrangements

SECURITY BARRIERS. Pedestrians walk past newly-installed concrete security bollards outside the Lindt Cafe on July 17, 2017, scene of the 2014 Sydney cafe seige, in which two hostages and the gunman were killed. William West/AFP

Australia declares game-up for 'fake refugees'

May 21, 2017 - 12:55 PM

UPDATED Refugee advocates say the Australian government has sunk to an impossible new low with the decision

Australian minister under fire for 'illiterate' refugees comment

May 18, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Peter Dutton: For many people they won t be numerate or literate in their own language let alone English and this is a difficulty Now these people would be taking Australian jobs there s no question about that

In this file photo, Australia's Immigration Minister Peter Dutton (C) speaks to members of the media at East Arm Wharf in Darwin, Australia, December 17, 2015. Neda Vanovac/EPA

Refugee sets herself alight at Australia's Nauru camp

May 03, 2016 - 1:06 PM

Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said the incident happened May 2 and the behavior of those detained on the small island – where Australia sends asylum seekers arriving by boat – was intensifying

A man carries a placard during a candle light-vigil for an Iranian refugee, who died after setting himself on fire, in Sydney on April 30, 2016. Saeed Khan/AFP

Australia hails 600 days of no asylum-seeker boat arrivals

Mar 17, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Australia hails its controversial regime of turning back asylum seeker boats as a success

In this file photo, pro-refugees protesters rally outside the Immigration Office in Brisbane, Australia, February 5, 2016. Dan Peled/EPA

'Australia paid boatpeople to return to Indonesia': Amnesty

Oct 29, 2015 - 12:26 PM

The rights group claimed to have evidence Australian officials were involved in transnational crime and had abused asylum seekers

BOAT PEOPLE. A child cries at the refugee camp for Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants in Kuala Langsa, Aceh, on May 15, 2015. Photo by Jun Ha/EPA

Australian minister apologizes for Pacific 'lapping waves' quip

Sep 13, 2015 - 12:40 PM

I made a mistake I apologize to anyone who has taken offense

In this file photo, Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton speaks to the media at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 06 May 2015. Photo by M.A. Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Australia to allow Filipino boy with autism to stay

May 25, 2015 - 1:33 PM

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton: I looked at the case and I have determined we will provide these people with a permanent arrangement and permanent outcome in Australia and I think that s good for them

GETTING TO STAY. Maria and Tyrone Sevilla. Image from the petition page

Australia rejects criticism over migrant crisis

May 22, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says Australia s hardline policy which includes refusing to resettle asylum seekers who arrive on boats and turning back vessels had helped stop people risking their lives at sea

CRISIS. Migrants line up for their meal at a temporary shelter in Kuala Langsa, Aceh, Indonesia, 17 May 2015. Indonesian fishing boats and marine police rescued nearly 800 migrants from a sinking vessel at sea on May 15, military officials said, as South-East Asia's migrant crisis continues to unfold. File photo by Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

Australia backs boat turnarounds in Asian migrant crisis

May 19, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Abbott: The most compassionate thing we can do to end the deaths is to stop the boats

Australia returning asylum-seekers to Vietnam – report

Apr 17, 2015 - 3:10 PM

Since July 2013 Australia sends asylum seekers arriving on boats to detention centers on Papua New Guinea s Manus Island and Nauru

PROTEST. A protest is held in front of the immigration centre in Melbourne, Australia, 04 August 2014. The demonstrators support the 157 asylum seekers who have been sent to Nauru. File Photo by David Crosling/EPA

Australia suspends immigration from Ebola-hit nations

Oct 27, 2014 - 4:41 PM

People with visas granted on humanitarian grounds would be able to travel to Australia but would be subject to 3 separate health checks before departure as well as screening on arrival