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Kevin bloody Andrews

What do you call a man who is against anything to do with welfare and social services in Australia? Why the Minister for Social Services of course!

The Australian Independent Media Network

kevinandrews-420x0 As a companion piece to rossleigh’s excellent article , I thought it might be useful to have a closer look at our Social Services Minister, Kevin Andrews.

As a backbencher, Andrews authored the Euthanasia Laws Bill 1996 to overrule Northern Territory legislation that legalised euthanasia (the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995).

Andrews also called for an end to trials of the RU-486 drug and voted against a bill that took away the Health Minister’s power to veto applications to allow the drug to be used.

In taking a stance against stem cell research in 2002, he stated that it was the “first time” that “human beings can be treated as a commodity”. He also took a stance against stem cell research during a debate in 2006, which resulted in the overturning of a previous ban on the research.

As the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, he was…

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One thought on “Kevin bloody Andrews

  1. So it’s clear Andrews is the man he has always been. I remember his part in the disgraceful fiasco that unlawfully accused and imprisoned Dr Haneef which he and Howard were never taken to task over. This is a disgraceful human being with no integrity or ethics and no conscious at all. Unfortunately he fits in well as a member of this disgusting government.


    Posted by rosellajam | April 22, 2014, 5:10 pm

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Trish Corry



I love to discuss Australian Politics. My key areas of interest are Welfare, Disadvantage, emotions in the workplace, organisational behaviour, stigma, leadership, women, unionism. I am pro-worker and anti-conservativism/Liberalism. You will find my blog posts written from a Laborist / Progressive Slant.

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