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Labor applauds action to recover remains of trooper Joshua Porter.



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MEDIA ALERT AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

Joel Fitzgibbon MP

Shadow Defence Minister

6 March 2007

LABOR APPLAUDS ACTION TO RECOVER REMAINS OF TROOPER JOSHUA PORTER

Minister Nelson’s decision to draw together significant resources to recover the remains of Trooper Joshua Porter is entirely appropriate.

The recovery operation required the use of a private maritime services vessel and specialist US navy equipment.

Every effort should be made to recover the remains of brave Australians who have lost their lives in the service of their country.

Labor joins with the Minister in expressing our condolences to the Porter family for Joshua’s loss. We also express condolences to the family of Captain Bingley.

Contact: Joel Fitzgibbon 0418 293 372 www.joelfitzgibbon.com Brendan Long 0408 421 447