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Please help David Hicks: Brown to Blair

Please help David Hicks: Brown to Blair

British Prime Minister Tony Blair nodded acknowledgement when asked to help David Hicks get out of Guantanamo Bay today by Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown.

"Congratulations on your stand on Guantanamo Bay. Please do what you can to help David Hicks," Senator Brown asked Mr Blair as Prime Minister Howard introduced the two as part of the meeting of members of parliament in the House after Mr Blair's speech.

Earlier today David Hicks' father Terry met the British Deputy High Commissioner at Parliament House and Mr Hicks is Senator Kerry Nettle's guest at the luncheon for Mr Blair.

Referring to Mr Blair's speech, Senator Brown also said Prime Minister Blair had recognised Australia's lack of global engagement on climate change.

"Prime Minister Howard should respond to Prime Minister Blair's challenge and immediately move for Australia to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and re-engage with the global community for stronger measures to address the greatest security threat of our time," Senator Brown said.

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