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  • Word of God lives on unknown soldier's tomb in War Memorial

    10/28/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 29th October 2013 | Nick Cater
    THE Australian War Memorial has abandoned a proposal to remove the words "known unto God" from the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier after the personal intervention of Tony Abbott. The memorial's governing council decided at its meeting in August to replace two inscriptions on the tomb at the Canberra memorial with words from a speech by Paul Keating. The memorial's director, former Liberal Party leader Brendan Nelson, announced the changes in an unscripted National Press Club speech six weeks ago on a day when attention was focused on the swearing in of the new government. It was several days...
  • Withdrawal 'would hurt Iraq's future'

    06/27/2006 5:16:59 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 2 replies · 176+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 28 June 2006
    AUSTRALIA has reaffirmed its commitment to the US-led war in Iraq, with Defence Minister Brendan Nelson saying a decision to cut and run would impact generations to come. Dr Nelson is in the US for high level talks with White House officials including Vice President Dick Cheney and Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. "If we do not participate in fighting terrorism in places like Iraq, the next generation of Australians will pay a very high price, and it won't just be money," Dr Nelson said on ABC radio. He refused to outline an exit strategy for Australian troops in Iraq despite...
  • Nelson eyes Seasprite suit (over choppers)

    05/14/2006 9:42:21 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 6 replies · 428+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 15 May 2006
    LEGAL action might be launched against US suppliers of Australia's troubled Super Seasprite helicopter now grounded with technical problems, the Government said today. The Australian navy bought 11 of the helicopters from US defence contractor Kaman Aerospace for $1 billion in 1997, but the Seasprites have been plagued by technical problems and have never been fully operational. Defence Minister Brendan Nelson said today he had banned the Seasprites from flying because of the latest difficulties, software and technical problems. "I have asked the Department of Defence to consider all options including, if appropriate, legal action against the contractors who have...