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September 15th, 2015 | Transcripts

E&OE…………… Topics: Liberal Party leadership. Getting on with governing. QUESTION Minister Andrews, thanks for your time. It must have been a difficult day. MINISTER ANDREWS Well these things happen from time to time in politics, that’s one of those days. Malcolm is now leader and we’ve got to get on […]

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September 15th, 2015 | Transcripts

E&OE…………… Topics: Liberal Party leadership; Getting on with governing QUESTION Tough night last night? MINISTER ANDREWS It’s one of those nights in politics, but what a beautiful spring morning in Canberra. QUESTION We’re all alive! Politically, Tony Abbott is dead though, how was he last night? MINISTER ANDREWS Tony was […]

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September 14th, 2015 | Transcripts

MINISTER ANDREWS I am very pleased to be here today to announce the successful companies and research organisations that are to receive Defence funding under Round 19 of the Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program – or CTD Program. The CTD Program was established to encourage Australian Research and Development organisations […]

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September 11th, 2015 | Transcripts

QUESTION Minister, welcome. I was talking there about the legal basis for these airstrikes. What has the Government done to satisfy itself of this doctrine of collective legality or self-defence? Would you release any of that advice? MINISTER ANDREWS Well we’ve got the advice that was the same advice when […]

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September 10th, 2015 | Transcripts

QUESTION Defence Minister Kevin Andrews joins us now. Good morning to you, Mr Andrews. MINISTER ANDREWS Good morning Lisa. QUESTION The Middle East has been at war with itself for thousands of years. As the Prime Minister said yesterday, it’s ridden with conflict and soaked in blood. What makes you […]

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September 10th, 2015 | Transcripts

QUESTION Was there much debate about the wisdom of sending out planes and sending our forces across the Syrian border? MINISTER ANDREWS We’ve been considering this for a fair while now. This was first raised by President Obama in a telephone call with the Prime Minister some months ago. Then […]

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September 9th, 2015 | Transcripts

QUESTION Why aren’t we looking at those ISIS strongholds like al-Raqqa, which is further to the north? MINISTER ANDREWS Well the region could extend as far as al-Raqqa, but where we’re not going is over into the west of Syria. We’re not going over into the areas of Damascus or […]

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September 9th, 2015 | Transcripts

QUESTION Tell me, why are we bombing ISIS targets in Syria if it’s the Syrian regime doing most of the killing? MINISTER ANDREWS What we announced today is a logical extension of our existing commitment in the Middle East. It’s in our national interest because we are there to try […]

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August 28th, 2015 | Transcripts

Doorstop interview American Chamber of Commerce in Australia QT Hotel, Canberra 27 August 2015 QUESTION Minister our relationship with the US is already long and deep, how do we make it even deeper? MINISTER ANDREWS Well we will continue to build on that very strong alliance with the US. As […]

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August 26th, 2015 | Transcripts

QUESTION Minister thanks very much for your time this afternoon. It’s nearly a year since the PM first committed Australian forces to the fight against Islamic State in Iraq. Can I ask what have we achieved over the past year? MINISTER ANDREWS It’s a very significant contribution that the Royal […]

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