Who is Peter Dutton? Proefssional Career and More

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Peter Craig Dutton is an Australian politician know all about him in this aricle as like Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Salary and Peter Dutton first Wife.

Name Peter Dutton
Birthdate  18 November 1970
Age (as of 2021) 51 years
Place of Birth Brisbane, Australia
Nationality Australian
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Kirilly Dutton (m. 2003)
Children Rebecca Dutton, Harry Dutton, Tom Dutton
Parents Ailsa Leitch, Bruce Dutton
Education QUT Gardens Point Campus
Profession Member of the Australian Parliament
Net Worth $4 Million
Last Update 2022

Peter Craig Dutton is an Australian politician. He is a member of the Liberal Party and has served as Minister for Defence and Leader of the House in the Morrison Government since March 2021. He has been a member of cabinet since 2013 and represented the Queensland seat of Dickson since 2001.

Peter Dutton Early Life

Dutton was born in the northern Brisbane suburb of Boondall, the eldest of five children, with one brother and three sisters. His mother Ailsa Leitch worked in childcare and his father Bruce Dutton was a builder. Dutton finished high school at the Anglican St Paul’s School, Bald Hills.He is the great great grandson of the pastoralist squatter Charles Boydell Dutton.Dutton graduated from the Queensland Police Academy in 1990. He was a Queensland Police officer for nine years, working in the Drug Squad in Brisbane in the early 1990s.

He went on to become a businessman, completing a Bachelor of Business at the Queensland University of Technology.He and his father founded the business Dutton Holdings, which was registered in 2000; it operated under six different trading and business names.The company bought, renovated, and converted buildings into childcare centres, and in 2002 it sold three childcare centres to the now defunct ABC Learning. ABC Learning continued to pay rent to Dutton Holdings for a commercial lease until at least 2007.Dutton Holdings continues to trade under the name Dutton Building & Development.

Peter Dutton Personal Life

Peter Dutton married twice.Dutton married his first wife when he was 22 years of age; however, the marriage ended after a few months.His eldest child, a daughter, was born in 2002 to another partner, and splits time between her parents in a shared parenting arrangement. In 2003 Dutton married his second wife, Kirilly with whom he has two sons.

Professioal Career

Dutton was elected to the Division of Dickson at the 2001 election, defeating Labor’s Cheryl Kernot. He was elevated to the ministry after the 2004 election as Minister for Workforce Participation, a position he held until January 2006. He was then appointed Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Revenue. He successfully retained Dickson at the 2007 election, which saw the government lose office. However, his margin was reduced to just 217 votes more than Labor’s Fiona McNamara.

Cabinet minister (2013–present)

Dutton retained his seat at the 2013 election. He was appointed to the new ministry by Prime Minister Tony Abbott as Minister for Health and Minister for Sport.As Health Minister, Dutton announced the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund.

As announced, the capital and any ongoing capital gains of the Medical Research Future Fund will be preserved in perpetuity.Under Dutton, projected funding in the health portfolio increased in the 2014–15 Budget to $66.9 billion, an increase of 7.5 percent from $62.2 billion in 2012–13, the final full year of the Labor Government.

Projected expenditure on Medicare increased over 9.5 percent from $18.5 billion in 2012–13 under Labor to a projected $20.32 billion in 2014–15 under Dutton. Funding for public hospital services increased by nearly 14 percent under Dutton in the 2014–15 Budget to a projected $15.12 billion compared to $13.28 billion in the last full year of the Labor Government in 2012–13.In a 2015 poll by Australian Doctor magazine, based on votes from over 1,100 doctors, Dutton was voted the worst health minister in the last 35 years by 46 percent of respondents.

In March 2021, Dutton was appointed Minister for Defence.On 21 May 2021, Dutton directed the department and serving military personnel to stop pursuing a “woke agenda”, and cease holding events to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia where staff wore rainbow clothing.
On 11 July 2021, Dutton announced the end of Australia’s military presence in Afghanistan.

On 16 June 2021, Justice Richard White ordered Dutton to attend mediation over a defamation suit he brought against refugee activist, Shane Bazzi over a tweet calling him a “rape apologist”.In August 2020 it was announced this mediation had failed.

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