Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

Topics: Omicron, boosters, border closures. GREG HUNT: And good morning, everybody. I’m joined by the Minister for Home Affairs, Karen Andrews, the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly. We’re here to give you a brief update on the latest actions in relation to the Omicron variant and in particular the deliberations of the National Security Committee…

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TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP – PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Topics: Temporary pause to further easing of international border restrictions. KAREN ANDREWS: Good morning. Last night the National Security Committee of Cabinet took the decision to pause the reopening of our international borders to the world. That decision was taken based on medical advice in relation to the Omicron variant. We are very much aware…

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TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW – STUDIO 10

Topics: Temporary pause to further easing of international border restrictions. SARAH HARRIS: Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews, thank you so much for being with us this morning. Thousands of people were hoping to reunite with their family and friends and they will be impacted by this decision. We have to live with the virus. So, is…

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TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW – ABC – NEWS BREAKFAST

Topics: Temporary pause to further easing of international border restrictions. LISA MILLAR: Good morning to you Minister. Welcome to News Breakfast. KAREN ANDREWS: Good morning. LISA MILLAR: The big question today is whether that two-week pause on arrivals could end up being extended? KAREN ANDREWS: Well we took the health advice from our Chief Medical Officer…

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TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW – CHANNEL SEVEN – SUNRISE

Topics: Temporary pause to further easing of international border restrictions. DAVID KOCH: We’re joined by Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews. Minister, a two week pause on our borders. Is that enough to get on top of this? KAREN ANDREWS: Good morning Kochie. We took medical advice yesterday from the Chief Medical Officer. There was a lengthy…

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PRESS CONFERENCE – PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Topics: Morrison Government partnering with industry to crack down on text scams; COVID-19 response. KAREN ANDREWS: Good morning. It’s a pleasure to be here today with my colleague Paul Fletcher, the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts. We’re also joined this morning by Andy Penn, the CEO of Telstra, and Andrew Sheridan,…

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PRESS CONFERENCE – AVALON AIRPORT

Topics: Safe reopening of the international border; Avalon Airport; intention to list Hizballah as a terrorist organisation. JUSTIN GIDDINGS: Hello everyone – I’m Justin Giddings; CEO of Avalon Airport, and I want to welcome Minister Andrews here today. The Minister is the Minister for Home Affairs, and obviously, Home Affairs is very important to us at…

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INTERVIEW – 4BC – BREAKFAST WITH NEIL BREEN

Topics: Australian assistance to Solomon Islands; confirmation of vessel off Australia’s coast. NEIL BREEN: The Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews joins me on the line. Good morning, Minister. KAREN ANDREWS: Good morning, Neil, how are you? NEIL BREEN: I’m well, thanks. This unrest in the Solomons, it’s all to do with China. Yet again, China in our region has caused…

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INTERVIEW – 6PR – MORNINGS WITH LIAM BARTLETT

Topics: Australian assistance to Solomon Islands; confirmation of vessel off Australia’s coast. LIAM BARTLETT: Joining us this morning is the Federal Minister for Home Affairs, Karen Andrews. Minister, good morning to you. KAREN ANDREWS: Good morning, Liam. How are you? LIAM BARTLETT: I’m well. Thank you very much for your time. I know you’re flat…

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