MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: And in response to the warning at the end of the video by
the killer for other nations who've joined the US action to back off, the
Treasurer Joe Hockey has told Radio National that the Government won't be
intimidated by "the threats of murderers".
JOE HOCKEY: Well it's not
about following the US into Iraq. It is about doing what is right. And we are
absolutely determined to do what is right by humanity, to do what is right by
our values as Australians. And we will not be intimidated by the threats of
We will never be intimidated as a nation or a people by the
threats of murderers.
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: And the Prime Minister
confirmed last night that an Australian Globemaster aircraft has delivered the
first airlift of arms and ammunition to Erbil in northern Iraq.
Chief of Joint Operations Vice Admiral David Johnston said further aid, stores
and support flights may be planned to help the people of northern Iraq who
remain under threat from extremist Islamic fighters.