Transcripts by The Hon Kevin Andrews MP

Welfare Review Press Conference

E&OE Question: So Kevin what does this new overhaul include? Minister: What we’re concerned about is there are more than 1,000 people each week joining…

Relationship Assistance, Age Pension, DSP

E&OE David: One new thing which the Government will actually provide is free relationship counselling for brides and grooms before they walk down the aisle.…

Age Pension, McClure Review, DSP

E&OE Greg Jennett: Let’s start first of all with that much vaunted Tony Abbott quote of the evening before the September election, no change to…

Homelessness Funding

E&OE Minister: (Inaudible)…Glenda Stevens, the CEO of Homelessness Australia and other guests and members of the Salvation Army. It is a privilege to be at…

6PR Perth

E&OE PRESENTER: Morning thanks for your time today Minister MINISTER: My pleasure. PRESENTER: It wasn’t long ago I don’t think, in fact in the last…

ACNC, Homelessness Funding, Welfare Review

E&OE David Speers: More than 50 charities and not-for-profits have complained about your move to scrap the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, they say it’s…

National Rental Affordability Scheme

E&OE Presenter: The future of the subsidised housing scheme for low income tenants in is doubt over claims it’s being manipulated to build accommodation for…

Pension increase; Welfare reform

E&OE Marius Benson: Kevin Andrews can I begin with the good news, you’re increasing the pension. Minister: Indeed from March 20, 3.6 million pensioners will…

Press conference

E&OE Question: If the gap is too big between Newstart and Disability Payment why not look at increasing Newstart which has been criticised as very…

ABC News Radio with Marius Benson

E&OE Sandy Aloisi: New figures being released today by the Federal Government will show it’s paying out more in unemployment benefits. The labour market figures…

Welfare system – ABC AM

E&OE TIM PALMER: The Federal Government says the current rate of welfare payments in Australia is “unsustainable and relentless”, and more must be done to…

Welfare system – Sky News

E&OE NEWSREADER: Take you live now to Adelaide. Social Services Minister, Kevin Andrews. KEVIN ANDREWS: …if he had done so, he would have seen that…

Welfare system – ABC Newsradio

E&OE SANDY ALOISI: Well, as we’ve heard, the Federal Government is flagging a crackdown on welfare payments with the Social Services Minister, Kevin Andrews, warning…

Welfare system – 774 ABC Melbourne

E&OE JON FAINE: The still freshly in office Abbott Government are dealing with welfare reform as we kick off the new political year. Kevin Andrews…