Senator Brown called for a parliamentary debate on the build-up of US military personnel, equipment and training in Australia.
“There should be a parliamentary and public debate, about the proposed increase of the US military presence before it is agreed to.”
“Australia should not weaken its ability to have an independent relationship with its neighbours in its own region,” Senator Brown said.
- Watch and read President Obama’s speech to the Australian Federal Parliament: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-17/brack-obama27s-speech-to-parliament/3678058
- Listen to Senator Bob Brown’s response to President Obama’s speech.
11/17/2011 – 13:00