Govt leaves Australia defenceless

May 19, 2012, 01:56 AM

The federal government has no greater responsibility than defending the nation. That's what the then defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon declared in 2009. Few would disagree. He was introducing the Rudd government’s Defence White Paper. But the Gillard government has torn up the White Paper. While China is becoming a major military power, and throwing her weight around, Labor has left us defenceless. Just on this failure, the government should go.

The people should have the power to recall a government - any government - which fails in its very first duty -defending the nation.

#Labor #Giullard