HOWARD, AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT REMEMBER SEPT. 11

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MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, Sept. 11) - Australia's
parliament has acknowledged the second anniversary of the terror attacks on New
York and Washington.

Prime Minister John Howard read a letter to parliament he
received from the U.S. President George Bush, expressing sympathy for the 10
Australians who died in the attacks and promising to continue the campaign
against terrorism.

Howard said Australia remains committed to fighting terrorism.

"We will not forget the terrible things done in the name of
terrorism to the people of the United States on 11 September and we will, as
common lovers of freedom, continue with them the fight against terrorism,"
Howard said.

The leader of the opposition Labor Party, Simon Crean, has told
parliament too many Australians have died at the hands of terrorists in the past
two years.

"So today we pause, not just to remember the victims of
September 11, but of all victims of terror everywhere, especially the 99
Australians we know that have died as a result of terrorism or fighting it - 10
in New York, 88 in Bali and one Australian soldier in Afghanistan," Crean
said.

September 12, 2003

Radio Australia: www.abc.net.au/ra 

 

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