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May 20th, 2014 | Transcripts

MARIUS BENSON: Kevin Andrews, polls have found a clear majority of voters think the budget is not just tough but unfair, and now professional studies have backed that up with statistics saying that the people hardest hit are mid and low income earners, do you accept that? MINISTER: This is […]

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May 19th, 2014 | Transcripts

JOHN MCGLUE: Minister, welcome to Drive, good to have you here. MINISTER: Thank you very much John. JOHN MCGLUE: Kevin Andrews the mantra we’re hearing is that everyone should make a contribution but the figures are showing that lower income families are making a far bigger contribution proportionately than people […]

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May 16th, 2014 | Transcripts

ALISON CARABINE: Kevin Andrews, good morning. MINISTER: Good morning Alison. ALISON CARABINE: Kevin Andrews, the Senate will block about half of the $37 billion worth of savings announced on Tuesday night. Is your budget repair job now in tatters? MINISTER: Well these measures haven’t even gone through the House yet, […]

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May 16th, 2014 | Speeches

Thank you Virginia. I’d also like to acknowledge: Professor Edwards; Justice Faulks; My parliamentary colleagues – both state and federal; Members of the ANROWS Board; Distinguished guests; Ladies and gentlemen. 132,500 per year; An average of 11,041 per month; An average of 2,548 per week; And an average of 364 […]

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May 16th, 2014 | Media Releases

The Coalition Government’s zero tolerance approach to violence against women and children was reiterated today with the announcement of a new National Research Agenda. Minister for Social Services, the Hon Kevin Andrews MP and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash launched the National Research […]

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May 15th, 2014 | Speeches

Thank you Brian for that kind introduction. Ladies and gentlemen, I was delighted to be invited today to tour this facility; a facility that’s so aptly named. “Only About Children” really says it all. Families exist at the very core of our society – at the heart of our communities […]

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May 15th, 2014 | Transcripts

LYNDAL CURTIS: Kevin Andrews welcome to Capital Hill. MINISTER: Thank you. LYNDAL CURTIS: Do you accept that some of the measures announced last night, making people under 30 wait for payments and those, I think, under 24 getting lower payments will be very harsh? MINISTER: The aim of this is […]

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May 14th, 2014 | Media Releases

The Abbott Government is honouring its election commitments to support the community sector as part of the 2014–15 Federal Budget. The Budget is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia. The Abbott Government will invest $6.0 million over four […]

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May 13th, 2014 | Media Releases

The Abbott Government is honouring its election commitments to provide greater certainty for social service providers to improve service delivery for the community. Five-year funding agreements totalling $1.5 billion will be offered to the more than 250 service providers that deliver Communities for Children Facilitating Partner Services, Family and Relationship […]

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May 13th, 2014 | Media Releases

The Abbott Government is delivering its election commitments to support Australians with disability and their carers. The Budget is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia. The Abbott Government is honouring its election commitment to set up the Young […]

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