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Media Watch, 1
Friday, July 09, 2004
No sooner does Mark Latham support the Australia-US joint training facilities than his newest recruit, Parachute Pete Garrett, oils the fire of anti-Yankism.
Labor's newest federal candidate, Peter Garrett, has criticised an agreement between Australia and the United States to establish joint training areas, saying there was no consultation on the issue.Does this mean Garrett opposes defence cooperation with the US? Of course not: "Mr Garrett says he accepts the Labor Party's support for the joint training facilities."
It's just that the Australian government and the US government are equally illegitimate institutions.
Garrett's leader, Senator Bob Brown, endorsed Garrett's stand.
Garrett's sponsor in the ALP, Mark Latham, has yet to respond to Garrett's claim that he, Latham, is a patsy of the US and Australian governments.