TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW – ABC – NEWS BREAKFAST

Topics: COVID-19 situation in India, international borders, Biloela family MICHAEL ROWLAND: The Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews joins us now from Parliament House. Minister, a very good morning to you. KAREN ANDREWS: Good morning. MICHAEL ROWLAND: You’re fairly new to the Home Affairs portfolio. How does the threat of jailing Australians for up to five…

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TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW – ABC RADIO NATIONAL – RN BREAKFAST

Topics: COVID-19 situation in India, international borders, Biloela family FRAN KELLY: Karen Andrews is the Minister for Home Affairs, responsible for our borders – who comes in and out of the country. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. KAREN ANDREWS: Good morning Fran. FRAN KELLY: What do you say to families there? Mothers like Tricia who…

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TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW – SKY NEWS – FIRST EDITION

Topics: COVID-19 situation in India, pause on flights from India, Defence spending, Department of Home Affairs Secretary’s ANZAC Day message E&OE PETER STEFANOVIC: Thousands of Australians, 9000 in fact, in India, are officially stranded after the government paused all incoming flights from the country until at least 15 May. Joining me live now out of…

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TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW – 4BC – BREAKFAST WITH NEIL BREEN

Topics: COVID-19 situation in India, pause on flights from India, Defence spending, quarantine facilities E&OE NEIL BREEN: Now to India, it’s hell over there. COVID cases are soaring, bodies are piling up; it’s horrendous stuff. Official records are basically saying over 300,000 new cases a day and 3000 deaths a day. But they’re just the…

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TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW – CHANNEL 7 – SUNRISE

Topics: Defence spending, Department of Home Affairs Secretary’s ANZAC Day message, COVID-19 situation in India, pause on flights from India E&OE DAVID KOCH:  The Prime Minister is expected to unveil a $747 million defence package in the Northern Territory today, aimed at preparing the ADF for emerging threats in the region. Four military bases are…

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TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW – CHANNEL 9 – TODAY

Topics: COVID-19 travel exemptions, COVID-19 situation in India, Department of Home Affairs Secretary’s ANZAC Day message E&OE ALLISON LANGDON: Australians in India may be banned from returning home with a special Cabinet today considering grounding all flights from the COVID ravaged nation. Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews joins us now in the studio. Good morning…

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TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW – 6PR MORNINGS WITH LIAM BARTLETT

Topics: COVID-19 travel exemptions, international borders, hotel quarantine E&OE: Liam Bartlett: Well, joining us this morning is the Federal Minister, ultimately, in charge of granting these exemptions – Home Affairs Minister, Karen Andrews. Minister Andrews, good morning to you. Karen Andrews: Good morning to you too and good morning to your listeners. Liam Bartlett: Minister,…

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TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW – ABC – RADIO NATIONAL DRIVE

Topics: International borders, COVID-19, Foreign Arrangements Scheme, Sri Lankan family, Department of Home Affairs E&OE: PATRICIA KARVELAS: National Cabinet has agreed to temporarily reduce the number of incoming flights from India as new coronavirus infections there pass 300,000 a day. The decision was taken after an increase in the number of coronavirus cases at the…

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TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW – 2GB – THE RAY HADLEY MORNING SHOW

Topics: Trans-Tasman travel bubble, international borders, COVID-19, Anzac Day E&OE: RAY HADLEY: We’ve got the Home Affairs Minister, recently appointed, Karen Andrews on the line. Minister, good morning. KAREN ANDREWS: Good morning. How are you? RAY HADLEY: Really well, congratulations on your appointment. KAREN ANDREWS: Thank you. RAY HADLEY: With Mr Dutton moving across to…

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TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW – SKY NEWS – SUNDAY AGENDA

Topics: International borders, skilled migration, vaccine manufacturing, Sri Lankan family, aged care E&OE: ANDREW CLENNELL: Okay, so now I’m joined by the Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews. Minister, thanks for joining us. KAREN ANDREWS: A pleasure. ANDREW CLENNELL: We’ve heard here from Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, different versions of what might happen with the opening…

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