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 2 IRAQ—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF PAPER

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Abbott (Leader of the House)—That the House take note of the paper (presented on 4 February2003) viz.:

Iraq—Ministerial Statement, 4 February 2003—And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Andren, viz.—That the following words be added to the motion: "and insists that in the absence of specific, unambiguous and unanimous support of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, Australian defence forces not be involved in any military action in Iraq"—

Debate resumed.

Debate adjourned (Ms Burke), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.