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November 17th, 2016 | Latest Speeches

The New Government’s Agenda An address to the ‘Howard Government Retrospective: 1996 conference’, Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society and the Menzies Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Canberra, November 16, 2016 All governments are shaped by their context and the government of John Howard […]

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October 17th, 2016 | Latest Speeches

The Melbourne Age reported on September 30 that: Almost 40,000 frontline workers will be trained in how to deal with ice-affected people, in an admission the drug epidemic is taking a toll on an unprecedented number of workers. The report went on to state that the Victorian government had advertised […]

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September 7th, 2016 | Latest Speeches

Joseph Lyons – and the management of adversity The Hon Kevin Andrews The 36th Daniel Mannix Memorial Lecture The University of Melbourne, September 7, 2016 ***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** I am deeply honoured to deliver this 36th Daniel Mannix Memorial Lecture. When Francis Moore, Nicholas Green and I first contemplated a […]

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February 4th, 2016 | Latest Speeches

Australia’s Global Security and Defence Challenges  Address to the Heritage Foundation, Washington DC, February 2 2016 **Check against Delivery** I am delighted to return to the Heritage Foundation, and to participate in this important policy discussion about defence and security, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region. I come as a warm […]

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October 7th, 2015 | Speeches

The building blocks of Western Civilization Reflections on marriage and the family The Hon Kevin Andrews MP The 2015 Warrane Lecture Warrane College, University of New South Wales, October 7, 2015 In the introduction to my book, Maybe ‘I do’ – Modern marriage and the pursuit of happiness, I wrote: […]

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September 2nd, 2015 | Speeches

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENCE STUDIES AND ANALYSES ‘AUSTRALIA’S DEFENCE POLICY AND RELATIONSHIP WITH INDIA’ 2 September 2015 Acknowledgements Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. And thank you to the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) for hosting. The IDSA is a […]

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August 27th, 2015 | Speeches

  ADDRESS TO THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN AUSTRALIA QT HOTEL, CANBERRA THURSDAY, 27 AUGUST 2015   Introduction Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is a great pleasure to speak with you today about the alliance between Australia and the United States, in the context of the forthcoming 2015 […]

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August 10th, 2015 | Speeches

COMMEMORATING THE BATTLE OF LONE PINE AT CRIMSON HILL CRIMSON HILL COMMUNITY CENTRE, LINDFIELD, NSW 11.00AM, SUNDAY 9 AUGUST 2015   **CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY**   I am honoured to be here today, to see this impressive Defence Housing Australia community, and to be part of this special event. This morning […]

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August 10th, 2015 | Speeches

GARDEN ISLAND 9 AUGUST 2015 AT 1405 Honoured Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is a pleasure to be here today to farewell the crew of HMAS Melbourne as she departs for the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou. The men and women deploying for the next seven months […]

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June 16th, 2015 | Speeches

ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE GRADUATION PARADE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE, DUNTROON STAFF CADETS’ MESS 9:20AM 16 JUNE 2015   Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen It is a great honour to attend a graduation parade for the first time and it’s an even greater privilege to do so today as the Reviewing Officer. […]

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