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April 26th, 2017 | Latest Speeches

*** check against delivery *** On this day, we pause and quietly reflect on those who have served this nation in war and in peace, particularly those who paid the ultimate sacrifice of giving their lives in the hope of a free and more just world. As we gather in […]

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April 24th, 2017 | Latest Speeches

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY I am delighted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Doncaster-Templestowe Historical Society. Doncaster-Templestowe was the location of some of the earliest settlements in what is now greater Melbourne, although at the time a farming area a few hours by horse and buggy from the city. I […]

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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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