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September 15th, 2015 | Transcripts

E&OE…………… Topics: Liberal Party leadership; Getting on with governing QUESTION The Liberal Party meeting has broken up in Canberra. As far as we know, no statement from Tony Abbott. But the Defence Minister Kevin Andrews has called in, Mr Andrews good morning. MINISTER ANDREWS Good morning Neil. QUESTION Are you […]

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September 15th, 2015 | Transcripts

E&OE…………… Topics: Liberal Party Leadership; Getting on with governing MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: For more on the dramatic change of leadership we’re joined now by the man who stood last night for the deputy leader’s position alongside Tony Abbott, the current Defence Minister Kevin Andrews. Kevin Andrews, welcome to the program. MINISTER […]

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September 15th, 2015 | Transcripts

E&OE…………… Topics: Liberal Party leadership. Getting on with governing. QUESTION Minister Andrews, thanks for your time. It must have been a difficult day. MINISTER ANDREWS Well these things happen from time to time in politics, that’s one of those days. Malcolm is now leader and we’ve got to get on […]

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September 15th, 2015 | Transcripts

E&OE…………… Topics: Liberal Party leadership; Getting on with governing QUESTION Tough night last night? MINISTER ANDREWS It’s one of those nights in politics, but what a beautiful spring morning in Canberra. QUESTION We’re all alive! Politically, Tony Abbott is dead though, how was he last night? MINISTER ANDREWS Tony was […]

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September 14th, 2015 | Transcripts

MINISTER ANDREWS I am very pleased to be here today to announce the successful companies and research organisations that are to receive Defence funding under Round 19 of the Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program – or CTD Program. The CTD Program was established to encourage Australian Research and Development organisations […]

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September 14th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Monday, 14 September 2015 Seven Australian organisations will receive Australian Government funding of $14.2 million to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies that can enhance defence capability. The funding is made available under the Capability and Demonstrator Program managed by the Defence Science and Technology Group. Seven technology proposals […]

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September 11th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Friday, 11 September 2015 Construction began today on a $157 million project to provide support facilities for the new Helicopter Aircrew Training System at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, NSW. Federal Member for Gilmore, Mrs Ann Sudmalis, represented the Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews, at a sod turning ceremony […]

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September 11th, 2015 | Transcripts

QUESTION Minister, welcome. I was talking there about the legal basis for these airstrikes. What has the Government done to satisfy itself of this doctrine of collective legality or self-defence? Would you release any of that advice? MINISTER ANDREWS Well we’ve got the advice that was the same advice when […]

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September 10th, 2015 | Transcripts

QUESTION Defence Minister Kevin Andrews joins us now. Good morning to you, Mr Andrews. MINISTER ANDREWS Good morning Lisa. QUESTION The Middle East has been at war with itself for thousands of years. As the Prime Minister said yesterday, it’s ridden with conflict and soaked in blood. What makes you […]

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September 10th, 2015 | Transcripts

QUESTION Was there much debate about the wisdom of sending out planes and sending our forces across the Syrian border? MINISTER ANDREWS We’ve been considering this for a fair while now. This was first raised by President Obama in a telephone call with the Prime Minister some months ago. Then […]

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