Burton Sorry To See Moore Go
20 December 2000 Media Statement
The Minister of
Defence Mark Burton has expressed his regret at the
resignation of his Australian counterpart John Moore.
have written to John Moore wishing him well in his future
"I was sorry to hear of his decision to resign
after a long and distinguished parliamentary career. Over
the past year we have developed a positive and candid
"I believe our open and frank discussions
have contributed to an effective trans-Tasman dialogue.
look forward to having a similar working relationship with
John Moore's successor," Mark Burton
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