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February 20th, 2015 | Transcripts

MINISTER ANDREWS: Good morning. I’m very pleased to be here this morning and be joined by the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and the Acting CEO of the Defence Material Organisation, Mr Harry Dunstall. The first responsibility of a national Government is the safety and security of its people. In […]

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February 19th, 2015 | Transcripts

MINISTER ANDREWS: Thank you very much Brigadier James to you to Lieutenant General David Morrison, the Head of Army, to Major General Paul McLachlan the Head of Land Systems, my friend and Parliamentary colleague Sarah Henderson, the Member for Corangamite, ladies and gentlemen. It’s a particular pleasure for me to […]

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February 17th, 2015 | Transcripts

MINISTER ANDREWS: Ladies and gentlemen I’m delighted to be here at Deakin University in Geelong with my Federal Colleague Sarah Henderson, the Member for Corangamite. We’ve had a very interesting morning, a forum looking at defence industry prospects here in Geelong in light of new projects that will be coming […]

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February 17th, 2015 | Transcripts

MINISTER ANDREWS: Ladies and Gentlemen it’s a great delight to be here this afternoon at Lockheed Martin, with Raydon Gates, with my Parliamentary colleague Bob Baldwin, the Member for Patterson, to officially open this new workshop. This is part of a very significant development so far as Williamtown is concerned. […]

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February 11th, 2015 | Transcripts

NEWSREADER: We are now going to be taking you live to the Defence Minister Kevin Andrews. He’s speaking live in Adelaide today. He’s at the shipbuilder ASC. Let’s go there now. MINISTER ANDREWS: As you all know, I was here just a few weeks ago. One of my first visits […]

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February 9th, 2015 | Transcripts

QUESTION: Minister has the Prime Minister announced an open tender to decide the future of our submarines? MINISTER ANDREWS: Can I say a couple of things about our submarines. Since I was appointed I’ve obviously been looking at all these issues. The first visit I made to any ship building […]

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February 9th, 2015 | Transcripts

JON FAINE: Political circles are a swirl with rumours and claims and promises and the phones are running hot. Yet again this time it’s a Liberal Party leadership brawl that has erupted and is in full swing. Sky News are reporting that there are three member of the Ministry who […]

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February 5th, 2015 | Transcripts

PRESENTER: A threat to the Prime Minister’s leadership, its grown. Arthur Sinodinos emerging as the most senior Liberal thus far to break ranks and criticise Tony Abbott, that follows Jeff Kennett’s high profile intervention in the turmoil that is engulfing the Federal Government. The former Victorian Premier described Tony Abbott’s […]

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February 5th, 2015 | Transcripts

RAFAEL EPSTEIN: It would have been an interesting conversation in Cabinet today. The leadership speculation is only mounting it’s not decreasing. Tony Abbott clearly saying he will not budge. One of his allies is the Defence Minister, Kevin Andrews; he joins us on the line. Minister, good afternoon. MINISTER ANDREWS: […]

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February 4th, 2015 | Transcripts

JULIE BISHOP Good afternoon. I am absolutely delighted to confirm that the seventh AUKMIN meeting, the high-level ministerial meeting between the British Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary and Foreign Minister and Defence Minister from Australia has concluded and it has been a most productive and detailed discussion today. It certainly […]

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