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Australia must never repeat Iraq folly

Scott Ludlam 15 Jun 2006

Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam says the Prime Minister must prevent repeating the mistakes of the illegal invasion of Iraq, by supporting his Private Senator's Bill to ensure parliamentary approval for taking the country to war. The push comes as Britain's Gordon Brown announced an Inquiry into his Government's involvement in the Iraq war.

In 2003, in the absence of any checks or balances that many other democracies have, Australian Prime Minister John Howard requested that the Governor-General deploy troops to Iraq, without Parliamentary approval.

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