Media Releases

August 21st, 2015 | Local Media Media Releases

Media Release – 21 August 2015 The Croydon Hills Men’s Shed will receive $3500 from the Abbott Government to continue to promote and support men’s health and wellbeing in Menzies. The grant is part of $400,000 in national funding provided to 115 community Men’s Sheds across Australia, under the National Shed […]

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August 21st, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Friday, 21 August 2015 Today I will visit the community of Titjikala in the Northern Territory, as part of this year’s Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme (AACAP). I will be accompanied by the Deputy Chief of the Australian Army, Major General Rick Burr, DSC, AM, MVO. The AACAP […]

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August 13th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Thursday, 13 August 2015 The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has completed its second and final mission into flood affected Burma with a C-17A Globemaster aircraft delivering critical humanitarian aid into Rangoon on Wednesday. The ADF commenced the Burma relief effort in response to a Department of Foreign Affairs […]

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August 12th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Wednesday, 12 August 2015 Yesterday evening I was advised by the Chief Executive of BAE Systems Australia, Mr Glynn Phillips, that BAE intends to announce further reductions of their Williamstown workforce. The Government is disappointed by this decision taken by BAE but has no control over the commercial […]

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August 9th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Sunday, 9 August 2015 Today I was joined by Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC, and Bar, RAN, to farewell the 230 officers and sailors of HMAS Melbourne as she departed for the Middle East region. Melbourne will deploy for seven months to conduct counter terrorism, […]

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August 9th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Sunday, 9 August 2015 Seven Australians were awarded the highest military honour, the Victoria Cross, for their bravery at the Battle of Lone Pine. In commemorating the centenary of this battle, those seven men are recognised again at the new Defence Housing Australia community development, Crimson Hill. Each […]

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August 7th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Friday, 7 August 2015 The Australian Government welcomes the creation of 116 local jobs following the signing of a multi-million dollar defence contract with BAE Systems Australia. The scope of BAE Systems Australia’s current in-service support contract for the Hawk Lead-In Fighter has been increased to include operational […]

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August 4th, 2015 | Media Releases

 Joint Press Release – 4 August, 2015 THE HON. TONY ABBOTT MP, PRIME MINISTER THE HON. KEVIN ANDREWS MP, MINISTER FOR DEFENCE THE GOVERNMENT’S PLAN FOR A STRONG AND SUSTAINABLE NAVAL SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY The Commonwealth Government is delivering a long-term plan for a strong and sustainable naval shipbuilding industry. Over […]

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August 4th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Tuesday, 4 August 2015 Will Mr Shorten offer bipartisan support for the Government’s continuous build programme of naval surface ships in Australia? Will Mr Shorten commit to match the Government’s defence investment commitment to increase the Defence budget to 2% of GDP by 2023/24? Will Mr Shorten […]

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July 27th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – 27 July 2015 Assertions made by Fairfax media today, that suggest my decision making was influenced by donations, is wrong and offensive. Whilst making these assertions, Fairfax Media also says that “…it does not suggest the donations directly influenced Mr Andrews’ decision making.” Regarding the release of […]

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