- Thursday, 28 September, 2017
18:00 - 19:30
A speech by
The Hon Peter Dutton MP
Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
In November 2001 at the age of 30, Peter Dutton was elected as the Federal Member for Dickson in Queensland.
In 2004, Dutton became one of the youngest Ministers since Federation with his appointment as Minister for Workforce Participation, with responsibility for the Job Network, Disability Employment Services, Work for the Dole and transition to work opportunities for all unemployed Australians.
In January 2006, Dutton was promoted to Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer. He worked closely with the then Treasurer, Peter Costello, in areas including Budget preparation, taxation, superannuation, prudential regulation, and competition and consumer policy.
Following the change of Government in November 2007, Dutton was promoted to Shadow Cabinet as Minister for Finance, Competition Policy and Deregulation. In September 2008, he was promoted to Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing.
Following the 2013 Federal Election, Dutton was appointed Minister for Health and Minister for Sport and on 23 December 2014 he was appointed Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.
Prior to entering Parliament, Dutton employed 40 staff in his small business following a successful career as a Queensland police officer, including in the Drug Squad, Sex Offenders Squad and the National Crime Authority.