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Scott Morrison – the New Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

On the 16 September 2013 Prime Minster Tony Abbot announced his Ministry.

He has appointed Scott Morrison as the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.  This title is a change from what had previously been the Minister of Immigration and Citizenship.

The press release from Tony Abbot provides the following:

“Mr Scott Morrison MP will be Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. Senator Michaelia Cash will be Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. This is a strong team to stop the boats. Recognising its key role in border protection, Customs will be in this portfolio.”

Here is a link to some previous comments made by Scott Morrison when he was the Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, in relation to skilled migration:

http://www.workvisalawyers.com.au/news/entry/the-coalitions-approach-to-skilled-migration-457-visas-and-english-testing-scott-morrison-in-his-own-words.html

Sources:

http://lpaweb-static.s3.amazonaws.com/TheMinistry.pdf

http://resources.news.com.au/files/2013/09/16/1226720/249667-aus-file-abbott-ministry-statement.pdf

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This information is accurate on the 18 September 2013. 

 

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