United States President George W. Bush has addressed the Australian Parliament during his visit to Canberra.
The speech was punctuated by interjections from Greens senators Bob Brown and Kerry Nettle.
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Transcript of President Bush’s address to the Australian Parliament.
Governor General Michael Jeffery, Prime Minister John Howard, Speaker of the House, Leader of the Senate, Leader of the Opposition Simon Crean, distinguished members of the House and the Senate, Premiers, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, ladies and gentlemen: Laura and I are honored to be in the Commonwealth of Australia. I want to thank the Prime Minister for his invitation. I want to thank the Members and Senators for convening this session of the Parliament. And I want to thank the people of Australia for a gracious welcome. [Read more...]