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August 25th, 2015 | Transcripts

QUESTION Tell me about what you’ve seen today and what you thought. MINISTER ANDREWS Well this Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program, which has been going for more that 20 years now is bringing great benefits to Titjikala. Building houses, work with the health centre, providing some dental services, and most […]

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August 14th, 2015 | Transcripts

RAFAEL EPSTEIN Kevin Andrews, good afternoon. MINISTER ANDREWS Good afternoon, Raf. RAFAEL EPSTEIN Would you rule out expanding Australia’s role in the sky above Syria? MINISTER ANDREWS Well, to put this in context Raf, we are in Iraq fighting Daesh. Our aim is to destroy Daesh. Daesh operates across the […]

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July 3rd, 2015 | Transcripts

Doorstop Interview Henderson, Western Australia 2 July 2015 QUESTION Minister, maybe if we could just start with you telling us about the tour and what you have just seen at Austal this morning. MINISTER ANDREWS Well, I’m delighted to be here at Austal this morning. This is a wonderful operation. […]

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July 2nd, 2015 | Transcripts

MINISTER ANDREWS Ladies and gentlemen. I’m pleased to be here in Perth today with my good friend and colleague, Senator Linda Reynolds. Particularly today because today is the first anniversary of her swearing in to serve the people of Western Australia in the Australian Senate. Congratulations Linda. She is doing […]

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June 25th, 2015 | Transcripts

Interview: ABC, The World with Beverley O’Connor 2205-2215, 25 June 2015 MS O’CONNOR Let’s cross to the NATO meeting in Brussels where the head of NATO says the alliance will not be dragged into an arms race with Russia. Jens Stoltenberg has said Defence Ministers have agreed to strengthen the […]

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June 17th, 2015 | Transcripts

MINISTER ANDREWS It’s great to be here at Defence Headquarters this morning. I’m particularly proud to have with me the Ambassador from Afghanistan to Australia, His Excellency Andisha, my parliamentary colleagues, Lynda Reynolds and Andrew Nikolic, who both served in senior positions in the Australian Army, also Brigadier Shanahan. I […]

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June 5th, 2015 | Transcripts

MINISTER ANDREWS Thank you ladies and gentlemen. With France, Germany and Japan now having confirmed their participation as potential international partners in the Australia’s future submarine programme, the Government today announces the establishment of the Expert Advisory Panel, which will oversee the competitive evaluation process. The Expert Advisory Panel will […]

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June 4th, 2015 | Transcripts

QUESTION: Minister, thanks for your time. First of all, your trip to Kobe. You’ll be looking at the Soryu for the first time, what do you expect to get out of that? MINISTER ANDREWS Look, essentially my trip is a goodwill trip. Just as I went to Kiel in Germany […]

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May 27th, 2015 | Transcripts

MINISTER ANDREWS: Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for coming out to RAAF Fairbairn base today. I’d like to acknowledge the Deputy Chief of Air Force Air Vice-Marshall Leo Davies, the Country President of Boeing here in Australia, Maureen Doherty and colleagues, my colleagues Senator Zed Seselja from the ACT and […]

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May 22nd, 2015 | Transcripts

QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION AUSTRALIAN MEMBER COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL FOR SECURITY COOPERATION IN THE ASIA PACIFIC (Aus-CSCAP) 22 MAY 2015 QUESTION: The Minister has kindly agreed to answer some questions from the audience, so I have some helpers with microphones. I might just first start off by asking you […]

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