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Jakarta Embassy Bombing: Howard And Latham Briefings

These are brief extracts from press briefings by the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader on the Jakarta Embassy bombing.

The bombing of the Australian Embassy took place two days ago.

Prime Minister John Howard and Opposition Leader Mark Latham have maintained their election campaigns in the aftermath of the attack. [Read more…]

John Howard Press Conference On The Jakarta Embassy Bombing

This is Prime Minister John Howard’s press conference on the Jakarta Embassy bombing.

The car bombing took place the previous day. In Australia, the federal election campaign was underway. [Read more…]

Jakarta Australian Embassy Bombing: Party Leaders React

In the midst of the federal election campaign, Australia’s political leaders reacted to the bombing of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.

A bomb inside a delivery van exploded outside the embassy in South Jakarta at 10.30am local time. It killed 9 people and wounded around 150 others.

The nearby Greek embassy was gutted by the blast and damage to the Chinese embassy was also reported.

Prime Minister John Howard and Opposition Leader Mark Latham spoke about the bombings. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, held a joint press conference with the head of the Australian Federal Police, Mick Keelty. [Read more…]