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Afghanistan: Gillard and Abbott should have an exit plan

Media Release
Bob Brown 21 Jul 2010

Greens Leader Bob Brown has called on Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott to spell out to the nation what their plans are to bring Australia's troops home from Afghanistan.

"Today's international conference in Kabul is discussing removing the NATO force by 2014. What is Australia's position? The Netherlands troops will go home next month," Senator Brown said.

"In this election campaign both Labor and the Coalition should name an exit date.

"Recent polls show most Australians want our defence forces personnel brought safely home," Senator Brown said.

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