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May 30th, 2014 | Transcripts

PRESENTER: Are politicians allowed to change their mind? Here is a short version of Joe Hockey back in his student days talking about university fees. HOCKEY: We will continue to go out onto the streets and to protest and actively encourage the public to support us in our campaign for […]

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May 29th, 2014 | Transcripts

PRESENTER: As promised we’ve got the Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews on the line, good morning to you Kevin. How are you this morning? MINISTER ANDREWS: I’m well thanks Michael it’s a lovely late autumn morning in Canberra. PRESENTER: What temperature you got there this morning? MINISTER ANDREWS: Well […]

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May 29th, 2014 | Transcripts

DAVID SPEERS: Back to the Budget though and a lot of the battle today and indeed through the course of this week has been about the tough changes for young jobseekers as announced on Budget night two weeks ago, the Government intends for those under the age of 30 to […]

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May 28th, 2014 | Transcripts

EMMA ALBERICI: Returning to Federal politics now and the Government’s attempts to sell the merits of its Budget against accusations that the pain involved in bringing down the deficit isn’t being spread around fairly. The Social Services Minister, Kevin Andrews, is responsible for the groups considered to be hardest hit […]

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May 26th, 2014 | Transcripts

CHRIS SMITH: One of the more impressive aspects of the Abbott Government’s first budget was the changes to unemployment benefits. Their philosophy is for Australia to be a work ready nation not a welfare nation which I think it’s fair to say we’ve almost become. They want young people either […]

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May 26th, 2014 | Transcripts

PRESENTER: With us this morning is the Federal Minister for Social Services, Kevin Andrews. Kevin Andrews, good morning and welcome. MINISTER: Good morning Tim. PRESENTER: It will be good to hear you thoughts this morning. Parliament is sitting today, what are you expecting? It’s likely to be a fairly feisty […]

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May 26th, 2014 | Transcripts

PRESENTER: With me from the Federal Government is the Minister for Social Services, Kevin Andrews, Minister good afternoon. MINISTER: Good afternoon Louise. PRESENTER: Do you think it’s fair the Prime Minister said that it’s not the worst thing if young people who can’t find jobs in Tasmania where the unemployment […]

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May 26th, 2014 | Transcripts

PRESENTER: One of the biggest gripes that Australians have with the Budget is they say it isn’t fair. But new modelling from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling spells out, perhaps, why. It divided the community as you can see in this graphic into five segments based on […]

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May 21st, 2014 | Transcripts

QUESTION: With me today is Kevin Andrews who’s the Federal Minister for Social Services. Thank you for joining us Minister. MINISTER: Good morning Cameron. QUESTION: Let’s start with the National Rental Affordability Scheme, why was that cut? MINISTER: Well we looked at the National Rental Affordability Scheme when we came […]

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May 20th, 2014 | Transcripts

MARIUS BENSON: Kevin Andrews, polls have found a clear majority of voters think the budget is not just tough but unfair, and now professional studies have backed that up with statistics saying that the people hardest hit are mid and low income earners, do you accept that? MINISTER: This is […]

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