Labor wants Iraq briefing

By AAP

Defence Minister David Johnston says a stable and inclusive government in Baghdad is a prerequisite for Australian involvement in the fight against Islamic State forces, but he nominated RAAF's Super Hornets as "an obvious first port of call were we to participate with our friends and allies".

Labor frontbencher Tony Burke said the opposition wanted an urgent briefing on the developments. "Clearly from the comments from the defence minister last night, there are new issues for us to be briefed on and we want that to happen urgently," he told Sky News.

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