1. Wide interior shot of parliament chamber, tilt to floor
2. US President George W. Bush greeting the Speaker of Parliament and being seated
3. Australian Prime Minister John Howard speaking to parliament
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) John Howard, Australian Prime Minister:
"Mr Speaker, the President of the United States and I first met face-to-face on the 10th of Sept 2001. As we celebrated at the naval dockyard Washington the shared partnership of the ANZUS alliance, neither of us knew what lay ahead. And the next day the world did change. And we saw arising out of those events the character and the strength and the leadership of the man we welcome today. George Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, rallied his own people and the people of the world in the fight against terrorism."
5. Wide shot of Howard speaking
6. Wide shot as Bush walks to podium
7. Various shots Bush thanking parliament
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W. Bush, US President:
"We fought together in the battle of Le Hamel; together in the Coral Sea, together in New Guinea, on the Korean peninsula, in Vietnam. And in the War on Terrorism once again we are at each-other's side. In this war the Australian and American people have witnessed the methods of the enemy. We saw the scope of their hatred on September 11 2001. We saw the depth of their cruelty on October 12, 2002 (the Bali bombing). We saw destruction and grief, and we saw our duty. As free nations in peril, we must fight this enemy with all our strength."
9. Parliamentarians listening
10. Wide shot of chamber
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W. Bush, US President:
"Who can possibly think that the world would be better off with Saddam Hussein still in power? Surely not the dissidents who would be in his prisons or end-up in his mass graves. Surely not the men and women who would fill Saddam's torture chambers and rape rooms. Surely not the families of the victims he murdered with poison gas. Surely not anyone who cares about human rights and democracy, and stability in the Middle East. Todays Saddam's regime is gone...
(UPSOUND members of parliament off-camera shouting at Green Senator Bob Brown to be seated, Speaker ordering Brown to be removed from the chamber by the Sergeant at Arms, as Bush waits to resume his speech)
12. SOUNDBITE (English) George W. Bush, US President:
"Some are skeptical about the prospects for democracy in the Middle East and wonder if its culture can support free institutions. In fact, freedom has always had sceptics. Some doubted that Japan and other Asian countries could ever adopt the ways of self-government. The same doubts have been heard at various times about Germans and Africans. At the time of the Magna Carta, the English were not considered the most promising recruits for democracy. And to be honest, sophisticated observers had serious reservations about the scruffy travelers who founded our two countries. Every milestone of liberty was considered impossible before it was achieved. In our time, we must decide our own belief: either freedom is the privilege of an elite few, or it is the right and capacity of all humanity."
13. Various shots of bush speaking to the parliament
US President George W. Bush thanked Australia on Thursday for sending troops to Iraq and Afghanistan to fight alongside the United States, in a speech to the nation's parliament that was interrupted by some Australian senators opposed to the war.
Two senators from the Green Party - Bob Brown and Kerry Nettle - were ordered out for interrupting Bush's address, and were later suspended from parliament in a vote by members.
Senator Brown stood to make comments after Bush said that no-one who cared about "human rights and democracy, and stability in the Middle East" could have wanted Saddam Hussein to remain in power in Iraq.
Bush told the parliament that Australia and the United States had fought alongside in conflicts since the first World War, as they were fighting together now in the "war on terrorism."
He said that the United States and Australia were united in current efforts to bring democracy and stability to the Middle East.
Opinions remain sharply divided in Australia about the country's role as a US ally in the Iraq War. As Bush spoke, hundreds of demonstrators protested a short distance from the parliament building.
When introducing Bush to the parliament, Howard acknowledged the fierce debate over the war. "We had a divided view in this nation," he said, adding that "we believe the right decision was made."
Opposition leader Simon Crean said that "on occasions friends do disagree as we did on this side with you on the war in Iraq."