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Tuesday, 25 November 2003
Page: 22860


Mr Rudd asked the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 4 February 2003:

(1) Further to his comments of 1 December 2002 about Australian support for a doctrine of pre-emption against somebody that he believed was going to launch an attack against Australia, is it the Government's view that Iraq is going to launch an attack against this country.

(2) Is it the Government's view that a terrorist organisation supported by Iraq is going to launch an attack against this country.


Mr Howard (Prime Minister) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) and (2) The Government's reasons for action against Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq have already been extensively explained.