MARK DREYFUS MP

Member for Isaacs

Speeches

Australia’s Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing National Risk Assessments

09 July 2024

The National Risk Assessment on terrorism financing and the National Risk Assessment on money laundering are detailed assessments of the risks, threats, vulnerabilities and consequences of these crimes in Australia

Statement to Parliament - Tenth anniversary of the downing of Flight MH17

04 July 2024

Australians will remember the shock of waking on the morning of 18 July 2014 our time to learn the shocking news. An ordinary, scheduled passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur had been shot from the skies above the east of Ukraine.

All aboard – 283 passengers and 15 crew – had lost their lives in unspeakable circumstances.

Commissioning Ceremony of PPV Minigulai Port Moresby

18 June 2024

It is an honour for me to meet with you again today in your beautiful country. And it is my great pleasure to be here to present the Police Patrol Vessel Minigulai to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary, on behalf of the Australian Federal Police.

Strong and Prosperous Democracies: the Importance of the Rule of Law Port Moresby

18 June 2024

I will speak to you this evening about our shared challenges, our different approaches to tackling those challenges, and how our collaboration strengthens a crucial value that underpins democracy in both our nations - the rule of law. The rule of law is the foundational framework for a society where power is wielded - not arbitrarily, but with accountability and predictability.

For a society and a nation to be free, prosperous and successful, there must be respect for the rule of law.

Police Ministers Council Opening Statement

03 May 2024

Today’s meeting of the Police Ministers’ Council comes at a time when the nation is united in demanding that political leaders act to protect women from violence. Violence overwhelmingly committed by men.

Privacy by Design Awards 2024

02 May 2024

Privacy is critical to the functioning of our free and democratic society. It underpins freedom of association, expression and belief, and is of upmost importance to promoting trust in government and industry.

Family Violence Symposium

19 April 2024

We have a crisis of male violence in Australia.

It is a scourge in our society and it must end.

To create lasting change, women cannot be expected to solve violence against women alone.

It’s time for men to step up.

Walter Mikac Letters

26 March 2024

What Port Arthur taught us in 1996, what the landmark agreement on the National Firearms Register in 2023 has demonstrated, and what the ongoing commitment of gun safety advocates and responsible gun owners show, is that Australians are committed to doing everything we can to keep our communities and police safe from gun violence.

2023 Human Rights Day Oration

08 December 2023

We must continue to look forward to opportunities to strengthen and protect Australia’s human rights framework. As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and consider our achievements since 1948, we must also look forward to how we can continue to make improvements.

Law Council of Australia Gala Dinner

01 December 2023

It is ninety years since the Law Council of Australia was formed in 1933 in the wake of the Great Depression to speak on behalf of the entire Australian legal profession.

But the Council is now so much more than a peak body and has evolved to play an important role in policy making and advocating for a fair and just legal system.