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Bill Shorten: Speech To Australian-American Leadership Dialogue

The Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten has spoken at the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue at the New York Academy of Sciences.

Text of Bill Shorten’s speech to the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue, at the New York Academy of Sciences.

I am very grateful for this second opportunity to speak at the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue.

And for the chance to thank all those who have worked so hard to make this year’s dialogue another outstanding success.

There is always so much for us to share, and celebrate, together. [Read more…]


War On Terror Is Battle Of Ideas: Cheney

The ‘war on terror’ is more than a contest of arms, and more than a test of will, according to the United States Vice-President, Richard Cheney.

Vice-President Richard CheneyAddressing the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue in Sydney, Cheney said the war on terror “is a battle of ideas”. He said: “We now know to a certainty that when people across the Middle East are denied all freedom, and left to the mercy of fanatical tyrants and false prophets, that is a direct strategic concern of free nations everywhere. By taking the side of moderates, reformers, and advocates for democracy; by providing an alternative to hateful ideologies; we improve the chances for a lasting peace, and we advance our own security interests.” [Read more…]