Peter Dutton is the Minister for Home Affairs.
He has overseen this portfolio since August of 2018 when it was established. Prior to this he was the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, having been Minister for Health and Minister for Sport after the election of the Coalition Government in September 2013.
First elected to the Australian Parliament as the Member for Dickson in November 2001 – at the age of 30 – he 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.
Mr Dutton is married to Kirilly and is the proud father of Rebecca, Harry and Tom. Before entering Parliament, Peter was a successful small businessman operating several childcare 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.