This is the text of an address by Peter Reith, Minister for Defence, to the ANZUS Conference at the University of Sydney.
Speech by Defence Minister Peter Reith to ANZUS conference.
It is a great pleasure to ‘bounce the ball’ for the second half of this conference – although something of an invidious task: to reconvene our discussions first-up after last night’s dinner.
Our theme, I needn’t remind you, is the alliance between our two nations in its regional context. However, it is not a question of putting our alliance into this regional context; it is a matter of appreciating the extent to which our alliance is part of that context.