Joint Media Release with Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs – MH17 Fifth Anniversary

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, resulting in the tragic deaths of 298 passengers and crew, including 38 Australians.



Commissioner Andrew Colvin APM OAM

Commissioner Colvin advised me shortly after the election that he would not seek an extension of his contract.



Malaysia flight MH 17 investigations

Today marks a significant development in bringing to justice those responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine nearly five years ago.



Australian Federal Police search warrants

I understand the AFP will shortly release a statement in relation to recent search warrant activity.



People smuggling venture returned to Sri Lanka

Twenty potential illegal immigrants (PII) have been returned to Sri Lanka from a people smuggling venture targeting Australia.