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PM explains Hormuz deployment rationale

August 21, 2019. The Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaking in Canberra to announce that Australia is joining an international military campaign to help guard oil tankers from attacks in the Strait of Hormuz with the UK and the US. "We are here as part of a multinational effort," Mr Morrison says. The PM has given a six month time limit but the deployment may extend depending on the circumstances at the time. "The nature of our engagement..that is focused on freedom of shipping lanes and freedom of navigation, that's what this is about, it's not about anything else". (AAP Video/Marc Tewksbury)
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