Peter Dutton Biography, Age, Height, Parents, Wife, Children, Net Worth – Peter Dutton is officially the new leader of the Liberal Party, and yet no one seems to know very much about the MP.
|Name:||Peter Craig Dutton|
|Date of Birth:||18 November 1970|
|Net Worth:||$300 million|
Peter Dutton Biography
Peter Craig Dutton was born on November 18, 1970 (age 52 years) in the northern Brisbane suburb of Boondall.
Dutton finished high school at the Anglican St Paul's School, Bald Hills.
Peter Dutton Age
He is 52 years old
Peter Dutton Height
He stands 6 feet 1 inch tall
Peter Dutton Nationality
He is an Australian
Peter Dutton Parents
His mother Ailsa Leitch worked in childcare and his father Bruce Dutton was a builder.
He is the great-great grandson of the pastoralist squatter Charles Boydell Dutton. He is also a descendant of Captain Richard James Coley, who was Queensland's first Sergeant-at-Arms, who built Brisbane's first private dwelling and who gave evidence confirming the mass poisonings of Aboriginal Australians at Kilcoy in 1842.
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 also worked in the Sex Offenders Squad and the National Crime Authority. As a second job, he worked with his father in a building business.
Peter Dutton Siblings
The eldest of five children, with one brother and three sisters.
Peter Dutton Career
Dutton joined the Young Liberals in 1988. He became the policy vice-chair of the Bayside Young Liberals the following year and chair of the branch in 1990. At the 1989 Queensland state election, the 19-year-old Dutton ran unsuccessfully as the Liberal candidate against Tom Burns (former state ALP leader) in the safe Labor seat of Lytton.
In 1999, Dutton left the Queensland Police. Allegations were made that his departure was due to an incident of ‘misconduct'. Documentation filed in the District Court of Queensland in 2000 describes Dutton's resignation as being prompted by a loss of driving confidence resulting from an incident on 4 August 1998.
Dutton was driving an unmarked Mazda 626 during a covert surveillance operation. Dutton rolled his car while in pursuit of an escaped prisoner who was driving erratically. Dutton also suffered numerous physical injuries during the accident, and as a result, was hospitalised briefly and bedridden for a week.
Dutton had sought damages of $250,000 from the escaped prisoner's insurance company but dropped the claim in 2005.
A staunch conservative, Dutton was a Queensland police officer for nine years and started in politics as a member for Dickson back in 2001.
From there, he continued his journey moving into the Ministry, becoming Minister for Workforce Participation in 2004 and continuing to climb the ranks until he became Minister for Home Affairs in 2017, and Minister for Defence in March 2021.
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 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.
Peter Dutton Wife
Information on Peter Dutton's career is easy enough to find online but Dutton's personal life, his first marriage of just a few months, his daughter born to a previous partner and his current wife, Kirilly Dutton are not as well known.
It was politics that ignited the spark of Peter and Kirilly's relationship.
The pair were first introduced by a friend of Kirilly's who was, at the time, in a relationship with Liberal MP Ross Vasta, the Daily Mail reports.
Dutton married Kirilly (nee Brumby) in July 2003 in a romantic Italian affair, after what she described to the Courier Mail as a slow-burning romance.
At the time the couple first met, the industrious Kirilly had “little time for a personal life” and was working 14 hour days as the personal assistant of Sarina Russo, the founder of the Sarina Russo Group – Australia's largest private sector employment provider.
Kirilly was eventually won over by the MP's “sense of humour and mystery.”
Peter Dutton Children
Kirilly would go on to give birth to the couple's two sons; Harry, aged 17 and Tom, aged 16, while quickly taking on the role of stepmother to Rebecca, aged 20, Dutton's daughter from a previous relationship.
Peter Dutton Net Worth
How much is Peter Dutton worth? Peter Dutton has a net worth estimated to be around $300 million. He is not a billionaire. His main source of income is from his private businesses.