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DUTTON, the Hon. Peter CraigBiography for DUTTON, the Hon. Peter Craig

Member for Dickson (Qld)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Dickson, Queensland, 2001. Re-elected 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Workforce Participation from 26.10.2004 to 27.1.2006.

Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer from 27.1.2006 to 3.12.2007.

Minister for Health from 18.9.2013 to 23.12.2014.

Minister for Sport from 18.9.2013 to 23.12.2014.

Cabinet Minister from 18.9.2013.

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 23.12.2014 to 28.8.2018.

Minister for Home Affairs from 20.12.17.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: National Crime Authority from 20.3.2002 to 1.1.2003; Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 31.8.2004.

House of Representatives Standing: Employment and Workplace Relations from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Family and Community Services from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Economics from 11.3.2008 to 25.9.2008.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.2007 to 18.9.2013.

Shadow Minister for Finance, Competition Policy and Deregulation from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.

Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing from 22.9.2008 to 18.9.2013.

Party Positions

Member, Government Backbench Committees on Health and Ageing; Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

Member, Government Backbench Committees on Attorney-General, Justice and Customs

Policy Vice-Chair, Bayside Young Liberals 1989

Chair, Bayside Young Liberals 1990

Secretary, Liberal Party Brisbane Central Branch 2000


Born 18.11.1970, Brisbane, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.Bus. (QUT)

Police officer, 1990-99

Company director, 1993-01


Description: Outer Metropolitan

Location: north-western outskirts of Brisbane; it includes the suburbs and towns of Albany Creek, Arana Hills, Bray Park, Brendale, Cashmere, Dayboro, Eatons Hill, Everton Hills, Ferny Hills, Joyner, Kallangur, Lawnton, Mount Glorious, Mount Nebo, Petrie, Samford Valley, Strathpine and Warner.

Area: 772 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 100674 (at 2.7.2016)

Industries: farming, retail and industrial activities.

Electorate: Dickson includes parts of the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorates of Everton, Ferny Grove, Kallangur and Pine Rivers.