|Monday, 27 January 2003||NSWCCL media release: 5/2003|
|A group of prominent civil libertarians, doctors and actors will today at Kiribilli House at 10:00AM, offer Prime Minister John Howard an application for honorary American citizenship as a reward for his commitment of Australian troops to the Iraq war. The group will also express their total opposition to Australian involvement in a war on Iraq.
The group will include:
Actors - Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Toni Collette.
NSWCCL President, Cameron Murphy, said:
"Mr. Howard has excellent qualifications to become an American Citizen. He has shown unswerving obedience to the commands and wishes of the American President Mr. George Bush."
Australian Actor, Ms Judy Davis, said:
"In solidarity with the majority of citizens in the United States, Britain, New Zealand, Canada, and of course Australia, we condemn the Howard government's unparliamentary decision to send Australian troops to the Iraq region without the approval of the United Nations."
Australian Medical Association for the Prevention of War, Convenor, Dr. Gillian Deakin, said:
"As a doctor, I am concerned that brave Australian soldiers lives are being put at risk in an illegal and unjust war to further American foreign policy."
The protest action will begin at 10:00AM sharp at Kirribilli House, Sydney.
The presentation of the application for honorary American citizenship will occur at 10:30AM.
All are welcome to attend.
For further information contact:
NSWCCL President, Mr Cameron Murphy, 0411-769-769
AMAPW Convenors, Dr. Gillian Deakin, 0422-734-336 or Dr. Robert Marr, 0419 166 267
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