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February 4th, 2016 | Latest Speeches

Australia’s Global Security and Defence Challenges  Address to the Heritage Foundation, Washington DC, February 2 2016 **Check against Delivery** I am delighted to return to the Heritage Foundation, and to participate in this important policy discussion about defence and security, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region. I come as a warm […]

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October 28th, 2015 | Local Media Media Releases

Media Release – 28 October 2015 Since announcing Australia will resettle an additional 12,000 refugees who are fleeing the conflict in Syria, the Government has received scores of offers of accommodation, food, employment, training, financial assistance, education and other forms of support. “The extraordinary response says a lot about our […]

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October 16th, 2015 | Local Media Media Releases

Media Release – 16 October 2015 Superfast broadband is coming to more than 49,000 homes and businesses in Menzies under an accelerated three-year rollout of the nbn. “Across Australia the nbn is powering ahead with the release today of a comprehensive construction plan to network 9.5 million premises nationwide,” Member for […]

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October 7th, 2015 | Speeches

The building blocks of Western Civilization Reflections on marriage and the family The Hon Kevin Andrews MP The 2015 Warrane Lecture Warrane College, University of New South Wales, October 7, 2015 In the introduction to my book, Maybe ‘I do’ – Modern marriage and the pursuit of happiness, I wrote: […]

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September 19th, 2015 | Media Releases

Statement – 19 September 2015 I welcome the decision of the Japanese Government to reform its defence policies to enable Japan to play a greater role in promoting peace and security in our region and internationally. The reforms to Japan’s defence policies will enable the further strengthening of Australia’s defence and […]

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September 17th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – 17 September 2015 This afternoon I will depart for New Zealand to meet with my counterpart, the Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Defence. Tomorrow, in Auckland, we will participate in the annual Australia-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting. This will be my fourth meeting with Minister Brownlee, reflecting a […]

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September 16th, 2015 | Transcripts

E&OE…………… Topics: RAAF first strike in Eastern Syria QUESTION This news has just broken. What more can you tell us about these Australian strikes in Syria? MINISTER ANDREWS I can advise that two days ago the air task group completed its first strike against a Daesh target in Eastern Syria, […]

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September 16th, 2015 | Transcripts

E&OE…………… Topics: RAAF first strike in eastern Syria  MINISTER ANDREWS  Ladies and gentlemen, I can confirm this morning that the Australian Air Task Group has carried out its first successful mission over eastern Syria. Two days ago an Australian hornet fighter aircraft destroyed a Daesh armoured personnel carrier with a […]

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September 15th, 2015 | Transcripts

E&OE…………… Topics: Liberal Party Leadership; Getting on with governing. QUESTION Minister, you must be disappointed? MINISTER ANDREWS The Party Room made a decision. That’s the fact and Malcolm is now the Prime Minister. In my offering to be the Deputy, I was saying to Malcolm that I’m prepared to work […]

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September 15th, 2015 | Transcripts

E&OE…………… Topics: Liberal Party Leadership; Getting on with governing QUESTION I’m joined here on the lawns of Parliament House by the Defence Minister and strong Tony Abbott supporter Kevin Andrews. Mr Andrews good morning to you. MINISTER ANDREWS Good morning Michael. QUESTION Will you serve in a Malcolm Turnbull Cabinet? […]

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