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September 09, 2005

Labor seeks Asia region bird flu forum

The Labor opposition party in Australia seems to think avian flu is a real political issue. An ABC News Online story reports that Labor seeks Asia region bird flu forum.

Labor's foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd has outlined a five-point plan to combat a potential Avian flu pandemic.

Mr Rudd says there can be no "Fortress Australia" in regard to the threat of the Avian flu virus.
By next month he says ASEAN, China, Japan, India, Australia and New Zealand should convene a regional ministerial meeting on the virus and they should establish cross-border and community-based methods to report control and treat outbreaks.

Posted by dymaxion at September 9, 2005 06:24 PM

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