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May 11th, 2015 | Transcripts

Door Stop Interview at the RAAF Base Williamtown F-35A Sod Turning   MINISTER ANDREWS: This is a major project so far as the RAAF is concerned, so far as the Australian Defence Force is concerned, and particularly in relation to the local community here at Williamtown. This is a major […]

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April 29th, 2015 | Transcripts

MINISTER ANDREWS The fact that the executions were announced on Anzac Day, the treatment of the families, the fact that spiritual advisers were denied, as I understand, in the last period of their lives, all suggests, or reeks of, a calculated snub at Australia. And if that’s the case then […]

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April 16th, 2015 | Transcripts

LEIGH SALES: Australia has announced that an extra 330 troops will start deploying to Iraq from tomorrow. That’s on top of the 200 Special Forces soldiers and 400 personnel already helping the air mission against Islamic State. The Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, says it’s not mission creep but a continuation […]

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April 7th, 2015 | Transcripts

KEVIN ANDREWS: Ladies and gentlemen, I have with me this morning the Chair of the Principles Review of Defence, Mr David Peever, together with the Chief of the Defence Forces, Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin, and the Secretary of the Defence Department, Mr Dennis Richardson. A little while ago, both […]

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March 26th, 2015 | Transcripts

TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER THE HON. TONY ABBOTT MP   JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE WITH THE HON. KEVIN ANDREWS MP, MINISTER FOR DEFENCE AND AIR CHIEF MARSHAL MARK BINSKIN AC, CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCE, PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA   PRIME MINISTER: One of the great privileges of being Prime Minister […]

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March 25th, 2015 | Transcripts

QUESTION: An Australian build – is that something the Government would consider? MINISTER ANDREWS We have made a decision about this. What Mr Shorten has said this morning is promising a complete fantasy.  We have had words for years and years form Labor and no action. We are going to […]

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March 13th, 2015 | Transcripts

BEN FORDHAM Kevin Andrews, good afternoon. MINISTER ANDREWS Good afternoon Ben. BEN FORDHAM Thank you for taking the time to talk to us about it. You can understand why John would be upset about this and his workers would be annoyed about this because they were told they had the […]

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March 5th, 2015 | Transcripts

KEVIN ANDREWS:           Thank you very much ladies and gentlemen. It’s certainly been a week for decision and delivery in defence and I have with me this morning Rear Admiral Mark Purcell who is the head of Maritime Systems Division at the Defence Materiel Organisation. Today I want to announce on […]

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March 5th, 2015 | Transcripts

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Yesterday the Prime Minister moved on another of the Government’s barnacles by raising the pay offer for defence personnel from 1.5 per cent to 2 per cent. This follows the announcement of an increased military commitment to Iraq with the deployment of a further 300 troops. To discuss […]

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March 4th, 2015 | Transcripts

DAVID SPEERS: Kevin Andrews, thank you for your time. KEVIN ANDREWS: Thank you, David. DAVID SPEERS: The original pay offer of 1.5 per cent has now been increased to two per cent. Was the original decision below inflation a mistake in hindsight? KEVIN ANDREWS: The Government at the time had […]

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