President Obama Speaks to the Australian Parliament
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President Obama Speaks to the Australian Parliament

President Obama: Prime Minister Gillard, Leader Abbott, thank you both for your very warm welcome. Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the House and Senate, ladies and gentlemen, I thank you for the honor of standing in this great chamber to reaffirm the bonds between the United States and the Commonwealth of Australia, two of […]

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NAIDOC Week 2019 Voice, Treaty, Truth
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NAIDOC Week 2019 Voice, Treaty, Truth

– Every year we celebrate NAIDOC week. It’s a week to recognise, reflect, and listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The origins of NAIDOC began in the 1920s when Aboriginal Christian leaders raised the awareness of the plight and status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The NAIDOC theme this year is […]

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The Secret Treaty That Could Ruin The World
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The Secret Treaty That Could Ruin The World

In recent years, the Obama administration has put its full weight behind “fast tracking” the Trans-Pacific Partnership, eliminating Congress’s ability to edit or stall the agreement. In response, Wikileaks recently released classified documents from the secret arrangement, and condemned the partnership in a press release. So what’s the big deal? The US has fast tracked […]

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Address to Joint Sitting of Australian Parliament
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Address to Joint Sitting of Australian Parliament

Mr Speaker, The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister, The Honourable Stephen Parry, President of the Senate, The Honourable Bill Shorten, Leader of the Opposition, Senators and Members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you all for your warm welcome. I am honoured to address you in this Parliament House today. I am also very happy […]

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