The Hon Peter Dutton MP

Minister for Home Affairs
'A safer, more secure Australia'
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Arrive 11.20am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm
Canberra - 16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

Registrations for this event are now closed. Please contact reception for further details.

New security procedures are being trialled for this event.

Key changes are:

  • We will require your guest names to be lodged with us by 5:30pm Monday 19 February 2018.
  • We are unable to guarantee any guest changes for this event after that time.
  • At registration you and your guests will need identification (membership card or ID card).
  • Bags (including hand bags) will be subject to  inspection or they will be required to be checked in on arrival.
  • You will be given an identification ticket for the lodgement of your property. Staff will be in attendance during the event.
  • Security staff will use security wands for random checking.

We thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

Registration will open  at 11.20am and we  encourage you and your guests to arrive early to avoid delays.


Peter Dutton is the Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.

Mr Dutton was sworn in as Minister for Home Affairs in December 2017. The new department of Home Affairs has responsibility for national security, federal law enforcement, border protection, emergency management, immigration, citizenship, refugees and multicultural affairs.

Mr Dutton served as Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from December 2014 overseeing Operation Sovereign Borders – stopping the boats, getting every child out of detention, closing the Manus Regional Processing Centre and overseeing the special intake of 12,000 refugees from the Syria and Iraq conflicts.

Prior to that appointment he was Minister for Health and Minister for Sport from September 2013 establishing the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund.

Mr Dutton is married to Kirilly and is the proud father of Rebecca, Harry and Tom.

He was first elected to the Australian Parliament as the Member for Dickson in November 2001 at the age of 30 and became one of the youngest Ministers since Federation when appointed to the Ministry by Prime Minister John Howard in 2004.

In January 2006, he was promoted to Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer. He worked closely with Australia’s longest serving Treasurer Peter Costello.

In Opposition between 2008 and 2013 he served as Shadow Minister for Finance, Competition Policy and Deregulation before moving to the Shadow Ministry of Health and Ageing.

Before entering Parliament Peter was a successful small businessman operating several child care centres employing a staff of 40.

He also served for a decade as a Queensland police officer which including working in the National Crime Authority, the Drug and Sex Offenders Squads.