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Keating - an international embarrassment



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Senator John Coulter Australian Democrats Leader NEWS R E L E A S E

92/ 12 May 1992

Keating - an international embarrassment

Australian Democrats Leader Senator John Coulter has called on Prime Minister Paul Keating to attend the Rio Earth Summit, claiming he is an international embarrassment.

"United States President George Bush, has finally agreed to attend the Earth Summit, yet typical of Mr Keating's

environmental neglect he considers it not worth his time.

"The United Nations conference will be one of the most important environment conferences of this decade. It will address key green issues and determine how the world's governments will tackle them. Over 100 heads of state have agreed to attend.

"Mr Keating is among a minority of heads of state still refusing to attend the conference scheduled in three weeks. He is an international embarrassment for Australia," Senator Coulter said.

Contact: Senator Coulter 06 277 3646 018 630 136/7

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