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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gaddafi's Final Days

Today Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd announced travel and financial sanctions against Moamar Gaddafi. Twenty two key people have been named and include Gaddafi's family, senior military and security personnel. They have also been banned from entering or transiting Australian territory and no financial transaction may be entered into with any one of them. Australian officials living in Libya have been evacuated to Malta and 70 other Australians have also left.

He urged the UN Security Council to administer similar sanctions and said our Government had to take action to show Australia's support for the people of Libya.

President Obama has called for Gaddafi to step down after being criticized for being slow to respond, German Angela Merkel said he needs to go but China still hasn't said anything. News coming out of Libya is unconfirmed and no one really knows what's going on.