1. Australian Prime Minister John Howard's car arrives at parliament house
Canberra - 12 December 2002
2. SOUNDBITE (English) John Howard, Australian Prime Minister:
"Any Australian prime minister unwilling to do that would be failing the most basic test of office."
3. Front page of "The Age" newspaper (published in Melbourne by the Fairfax Publishing Group who also own the Sydney Morning Herald) with Abu Bakar Bashir, alleged head of radical Islamic group Jemaah Islamiyah, interview and photograph
4. Various graphics of text of Bashir interview (please note Ch7 bugs on graphics shots)
Canberra - 13 December 2002
5. SOUNDBITE (English) John Howard, Australian Prime Minister:
"I'm not going to get into an exchange in response to reported comments by that person who of course is under investigation in his own country in relation to a number of matters. I will simply make the general point that this country self-evidently bears no ill will or malice towards any Muslim country or to Islam. Islam is one of the great world religions. Decent members which are 99.9 percent of the Islamic faith are as appalled at terrorism as we are. We have not and will not behave with any belligerence towards any countries in our neighbourhood or indeed towards any Islamic countries."
6. Howard walks away from podium
7. Various graphics of text of Bashir interview (please note Ch7 bugs on graphics shots)
Canberra - 13 December 2002
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Kelty, Commissioner Australian Federal Police:
"Well, we've seen a trend of suicide bombings in the Middle East. We are still working on the theory that a suicide bomber was used in the Bali bombing in Paddy's Bar. I think here it's important to reach out to the community in Australia and try and be with the community, the entire community including the Islamic community, and talk about the future and make plans for the future and hopefully we will never see that sort of activity here in Australia."
FILE: Solo - 28 Oct 2002
8. Mid of Bashir in hospital bed, pulls to wide (shot through window)
Australia's prime minister John Howard has refused to respond directly on Friday to comments by the alleged spiritual leader of the Islamic group blamed for the Bali bombings that Australia would be "destroyed instantly" if it launched pre-emptive strikes against overseas terrorist targets.
However, Howard said his country bears no ill feeling towards Islam or Muslim countries, but would enter into a dialogue with Abu Bakar Bashir.
Bashir's chilling comment was among answers to a series of questions put to Abu Bakar Bashir by the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper and printed on Friday.
Bashir is being held in a Jakarta hospital by Indonesian authorities who accuse him of involvement in a string of church bombings in 2000.
Australia has put Jemaah Islamiyah, which wants to set up an Islamic state across Southeast Asia, on a list of banned terrorist organisations.
Prime Minister John Howard recently sparked outrage across Southeast Asia by saying he was prepared to launch pre-emptive strikes on terrorists based in other countries if doing so would prevent an attack on Australia.
Bashir said Australians would be dragged into a war with Muslims if they went along with the "crazy idea" of a pre-emptive strike.
Bashir's comments were recorded from his hospital bed by a confidante who put to him written questions from the Herald, the paper said.
Bashir has not been charged with involvement in the Bali blasts and Friday's report is believed to be the first linking him so closely with the deadly plot.
Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police Nick Kelty, who is working with Indonesian police investigating the Bali bombing, said he felt unity between the Islamic community and non-Muslims in Australia was important in preventing further attacks.