Peter Dutton is the Federal Member for Dickson and Leader of the Liberal Party.
Peter started his working life working part time after school in a butchers shop. He started a small family business which grew to employ 40 Australians.
For nine years, Peter served his community as a Police Officer. He worked in the National Crime Authority and Drug and Sex Offenders’ Squads, with a focus on protecting women and children.
First elected to Parliament in November 2001, Peter was appointed to the Ministry in 2004. In January 2006, he became Peter Costello’s Assistant Treasurer.
Peter has been a member of the National Security Committee for six years, and served on the Expenditure Review Committee.
As Minister for Defence, Peter delivered record funding for vital equipment to keep our country safe. He also helped deliver the landmark AUKUS security partnership with the United Kingdom and United States.
Previously, he served as Home Affairs Minister, with responsibility for the Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and ASIO.
As Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter was responsible for deporting thousands of violent criminals, overseeing Operation Sovereign Borders and removing all children from detention.
As Minister for Health he established the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund.
Peter is married to Kirilly and is the proud father of Rebecca, Harry and Tom and lives in Dayboro in the Dickson electorate.