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August 6th, 2015 | Editorials

Over the next few decades, the biggest regeneration of the Royal Australian Navy since the Second World War will take place. That regeneration will be the centrepiece of the Abbott Government’s fully funded and cost assured Defence White Paper that will be released later this year. This White Paper will […]

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August 4th, 2015 | Media Releases

 Joint Press Release – 4 August, 2015 THE HON. TONY ABBOTT MP, PRIME MINISTER THE HON. KEVIN ANDREWS MP, MINISTER FOR DEFENCE THE GOVERNMENT’S PLAN FOR A STRONG AND SUSTAINABLE NAVAL SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY The Commonwealth Government is delivering a long-term plan for a strong and sustainable naval shipbuilding industry. Over […]

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August 4th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Tuesday, 4 August 2015 Will Mr Shorten offer bipartisan support for the Government’s continuous build programme of naval surface ships in Australia? Will Mr Shorten commit to match the Government’s defence investment commitment to increase the Defence budget to 2% of GDP by 2023/24? Will Mr Shorten […]

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July 27th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – 27 July 2015 Assertions made by Fairfax media today, that suggest my decision making was influenced by donations, is wrong and offensive. Whilst making these assertions, Fairfax Media also says that “…it does not suggest the donations directly influenced Mr Andrews’ decision making.” Regarding the release of […]

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July 23rd, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Thursday, 23 July 2015 Today I visited Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) in Bendigo.  ADA is an example of Australian Industry partnering with Defence to provide the best equipment for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) at the best price for the taxpayer. ADA is a clothing manufacturer with over […]

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July 20th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Monday, 20 July 2015 Today I have participated in a series of meetings with senior Department of Defence officials and Defence industry representatives to discuss projects on the Projects of Concern list. This Government recognises the significant value to our nation of having a skilled defence industry and […]

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July 16th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Thursday, 16 July 2015 Once again, Senator Conroy and his opposition colleagues are more intent on being negative about the future of Australian naval shipbuilding then working with the Government to constructively resolve the mess that Labor has left. Relying on the speculation of uninformed commentators, Senator Conroy […]

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July 15th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Wednesday, 15 July 2015 Today, in Darwin, I will meet with personnel undertaking operations in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2015 and see first-hand some of the impressive capabilities the Australian Defence Force (ADF) contribute to the exercise. Hosted in Darwin and running from 5-20 July, TALISMAN SABRE 2015 revolves […]

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July 13th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Monday, 13 July 2015 Today Mr Shorten and his faithful followers were outside the Australian Submarine Corporation being their usual negative selves. While they were doing that, everyone else actually involved in the acquisition process for Australia’s future submarine was getting on with their job, protecting and defending […]

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July 10th, 2015 | Local Media Media Releases

Media Release – 10 July 2015   Community groups form the backbone of life in Menzies.   Recently, the Minister has been privileged to visit a number of groups within Menzies, all of which work towards building up the social life in and around the Menzies Electorate.   Visits to […]

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