Federal Member For Banks
Shadow Minister for Communications


Federal Member for Banks, David Coleman MP, has welcomed the Immigration Minister, the Hon. Peter Dutton MP to Hurstville.

“It was good to have the Immigration Minister to the local area today to discuss important immigration issues”, Mr Coleman said.

“During the Minister’s visit we discussed the ways in which the Government is strengthening the immigration system in the areas of citizenship and business links with China”.

“We are working hard to deter young Australians from travelling and fighting in the Middle East”.

“One initiative that is currently being discussed is stripping citizenship from dual nationals”.

“The Government has also initiated a number of important visa measures to further encourage business links between Australia and China”.

“These immigration initiatives will complement the strengthening relationship between Australia and China, as seen in the recently signed China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) and Australia joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)”. 

“The relationship between Australia and China will only continue to grow. For every dollar that we send to China $2 comes to Australia”.

“In addition to this, one quarter of Australia’s international trade is with China”.

“In his capacity as Minister for Immigration, Minister Dutton has been focusing on the best ways to ensure these crucial business link continue to flourish”.