KEY POINTS FROM PETER DUTTON ON AU PAIR SAGA:
* Did not grant a visa to a person employed by him or his wife as a nanny.
* Do not have any personal connection or any type of relationship with the people involved in the matters.
* An AFL government relations officer made a representation to his chief of staff, who then sought information from the immigration department.
* The department compiled a submission which recommended intervention and this was supported by the minister.
* The minister has not socialised with or had any personal contact with the former police officer who sought intervention.
* "No reasonable person could come to the conclusion that my professional association through working in the same large public service some 20 years ago constitutes either a personal connection or relationship."
* A staff member in the minister's office asked for information from the department, then sought further information through the department liaison officer.
* At no time did he speak with the ABF Commissioner, the department liaison officer or any other member of the department regarding the matter.
* The department compiled a submission which recommended intervention and the minister accepted the recommendation.
(Source: Dutton statement to parliament.)
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