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Abbott Government Refuses House Debate on Iraq: Bandt

Deputy Greens Leader Adam Bandt MP condemned the Government’s failure to allow a House debate on sending forces to Iraq.

“The government has shut out any debate in the House of Representatives on Australian military involvement in Iraq," said Mr Bandt.

"All the House of Representatives gets is a non-binding discussion after the decision to join the war has been made. It's a sham."

“Prime Minster Tony Abbott and Labor are in lockstep, but the Greens will stand up for the right of Australians to decide whether to get involved in another war in Iraq,” said Mr Bandt.

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