Channel 10 News Remembers The Night of September 11


White House Releases August 6, 2001 Intelligence Briefing On Bin Laden

This is the text of the August 6, 2001 intelligence briefing for President George W. Bush that outlined Al Qaeda plans for strikes within the United States.

It was declassified and released by the White House following much discussion of its content at the 9-11 Commission hearings over recent weeks [Read more…]


Condoleezza Rice’s Testimony To The National Commission On Terrorist Attacks

This is the text of the prepared statement and testimony delivered to The National Commission On Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States by Dr. Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor to President Bush.

Ms Rice’s much-anticipated appearance before the Commission followed initial claims of executive privilege and refusals by the White House to allow her to appear. [Read more…]


Howard Welcomes Bush To Australian Parliament

The Prime Minister, John Howard, has welcomed President George W. Bush to the Australian Parliament.

Bush delivered a speech to members of both houses.

  • Listen to Howard’s speech:

Transcript of John Howard’s remarks of welcome to President Bush.

Mr Speaker and Mr President of the Senate, today we welcome a man, we honour an office, we recommit to an alliance and we declare that, above all of those things, common values between nations unite nations and peoples more than individuals or institutions. The things that unite the Australian and American people are shared values: the belief that the individual is more important than the state, that strong families are a nation’s greatest asset, that competitive free enterprise is the ultimate foundation of national wealth, and that the worth of a person is determined by that person’s character and hard work, not by their religion or race or colour or creed or social background. [Read more…]


As 9/11 Investigations Mount, Bush Creates Homeland Security Department

President George W BushAs Congressional investigations of the September 11 terrorist attacks continue, raising doubts about the operations of the White House, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency, President George W. Bush has made a televised address to the nation, announcing a shake-up of the structure of the US federal government, including the creation of a Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security.

Following the September 11 attacks, Bush appointed the former Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Ridge, to take charge of Homeland Security.

Bush said the new department would “unite essential agencies that must work more closely together — among them, the Coast Guard, the Border Patrol, the Customs Service, immigration officials, the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. [Read more…]


John Howard’s 2001 Election Policy Speech

Prime Minister John Howard delivered his policy speech for the 2001 federal election on October 28.

First elected in 1996, and re-elected in 1998, Howard was seeking a third term.

The speech is most remembered for Howard’s declaration: “But we will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come.” This is around the 14.30 point on the video.

This is the video and audio of the official Liberal Party television broadcast of the speech. The full text appears below. [Read more…]


U.S. Congress Authorises Use Of Force Against Terrorists

This is the text of the joint resolution authorizing the use of force against terrorists, adopted by the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Text of U.S. Congressional Joint Resolution

To authorize the use of United States armed forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.

Whereas, on Sept. 11, 2001, acts of despicable violence were committed against the United States and its citizens; and [Read more…]