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Peter Dutton

Peter Dutton was elected as the Federal Member for Dickson in Queensland in November 2001 at the age of 30. He was re-elected with an increased majority in 2004, and appointed Minister for Workforce Participation with responsibility for the Job Network, Disability Employment Services, Work for the Dole and improving transition to work opportunities for all unemployed Australians. At the time of his appointment, Mr Dutton was one of the youngest minister since Federation. Prior to being elected to Parliament, Mr Dutton owned businesses and employed over 40 staff. He started his working life at 12, delivering newspapers, mowing lawns and working after school as a butcher's boy, a job he continued until he started university. He purchased his first property at 18. Mr Dutton went on to complete a Bachelors degree in Business and was a police officer for 9 years, working in the Sex Offenders Squad, Drug Squad, and the then National Crime Authority. He left the police force in 1999 to manage his business interests full time. In the August 2018 spill, Mr Dutton challenged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for leadership of the Liberal Party but was defeated by 48 votes to 35. In the aftermath of the spill, Mr Dutton resigned from the Turnbull Ministry and rejected an invitation from Mr Turnbull to remain in the Cabinet. In the second leadership contest, Mr Dutton was defeated by Treasurer and Acting Home Affairs Minister Scott Morrison by 45 votes to 40. Following the appointment of Scott Morrison as the 30th Prime Minister on 24 August, Mr Morrison re-appointed Peter Dutton to the Home Affairs Department but relinquished his duties and responsibilities for Immigration and Border Protection.
Bio last updated 28 Aug 2018

Positions - Current

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Minister for Home Affairs
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2018
Member for Dickson, QLD
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2001
Member
Liberal Party of Australia
Liberal Party of Australia

Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Minister for Immigration & Border Protection
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2014 - 2017
Minister for Health, Minister for Sport
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2013 - 2014
Minister for Revenue, Assistant Treasurer
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2006 - 2007
Minister for Workforce Participation
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2004 - 2006

Roles

2018
Minister for Home Affairs
2001
Member for Dickson, QLD
Year started and most recent title

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