Peter Dutton

Australian politician

Peter Craig Dutton (born 18 November 1970) is an Australian politician. He is a member and the 15th Leader of the Liberal Party. Dutton is also the 35th Leader of the Opposition since 2022. He has been a member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the Division of Dickson, Queensland since November 2001. From 2017 to 2018, he was the Minister for Home Affairs. He served as the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 2014 to 2017. He was also the Minister for Health and Sport from 2013 to 2014.


Peter Dutton

Dutton in 2016
35th Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
30 May 2022
Prime MinisterAnthony Albanese
DeputySussan Ley
Preceded byAnthony Albanese
15th Leader of the Liberal Party
Assumed office
30 May 2022
DeputySussan Ley
Preceded byScott Morrison
Previous offices 2004–⁠2022
57th Minister for Defence
In office
30 March 2021 – 23 May 2022
Prime MinisterScott Morrison
DeputyAndrew Hastie
Preceded byLinda Reynolds
Succeeded byRichard Marles
20th Leader of the House
In office
30 March 2021 – 23 May 2022
Prime MinisterScott Morrison
Preceded byChristian Porter
Succeeded byTony Burke
32nd Minister for Home Affairs
In office
20 December 2017 – 30 March 2021
Prime Minister
Preceded byJason Clare
Succeeded byKaren Andrews
32nd Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
In office
23 December 2014 – 21 August 2018
Prime Minister
Preceded byScott Morrison
Succeeded byDavid Coleman
41st Minister for Health
In office
18 September 2013 – 23 December 2014
Prime MinisterTony Abbott
Preceded byTanya Plibersek
Succeeded bySussan Ley
23rd Minister for Sport
In office
18 September 2013 – 23 December 2014
Prime MinisterTony Abbott
Preceded byDon Farrell
Succeeded bySussan Ley
8th Assistant Treasurer of Australia
In office
27 January 2006 – 3 December 2007
Prime MinisterJohn Howard
Preceded byMal Brough
Succeeded byChris Bowen
10th Minister for Workforce Participation
In office
26 October 2004 – 27 January 2006
Prime MinisterJohn Howard
Preceded byFran Bailey
Succeeded bySharman Stone
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Dickson
Assumed office
10 November 2001
Preceded byCheryl Kernot
Personal details
Born (1970-11-18) 18 November 1970 (age 53)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Political party
Spouse(s)
Kirilly Brumby
(m. 2003)
Children3
EducationQueensland University of Technology (BBus)
Signature
WebsiteOfficial website
Police career
DepartmentQueensland Police
Allegiance Queensland
Years of service1990–1999
RankDetective Senior Constable

Dutton was born in Brisbane, Queensland. He was a police officer before he entered politics. He has been married twice and has three children.[1]

On 13 March 2020, during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, Dutton was diagnosed with COVID-19.[2]

In May 2022, after the Liberal Party lost the 2022 election and Scott Morrison resigned as party leader, Dutton announced his candidacy for the party leadership.[3][4] He was elected party leader unopposed on 30 May 2022 and became Opposition Leader shortly afterwards.[5]

References

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  1. "Our Campaigns - Candidate - Peter Dutton". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  2. Brinsden, Colin (14 March 2020). "Peter Dutton reveals when he contracted coronavirus". Seven Network. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  3. "Dutton will run for Liberal leader, Tehan and Andrews consider tilt". Sydney Morning Herald. 22 May 2022.
  4. "Peter Dutton remains only candidate for Liberal leader, Sussan Ley and Jane Hume frontrunners for deputy". ABC News. 24 May 2022.
  5. "Peter Dutton elected as opposition leader". ABC News. 30 May 2022.

Other websites

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  Media related to Peter Dutton at Wikimedia Commons