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Shorten Gives ALP Support To Iraq Commitment; Greens Opposed

The ALP has given support to the Abbott government’s commitment of fighter aircraft to the strikes against ISIL in Iraq, whilst the Greens have opposed the decision.


The government announced today that Australia will provide up to eight Australian F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft to participate in the international coalition supporting Iraq.

Shorten spoke at a press conference in Melbourne. The Greens leader, Senator Christine Milne, was accompanied by Senator Penny Wright at her media conference.

  • Listen to Shorten (11m)
  • Listen to Milne and Wright (13m)
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