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Addressing a joint session of Congress in March 2011, Julia Gillard, the Labor Prime Minister, spoke the words "ally", "alliance" and "friend" some 30 times. Speaking in Aus-tralia's parliament, President Obama said Asia would be unaffected by US draw-downs, underlined support for India as it "looks East", emphasised the systemic su-periority of democracy, and set the tone for America's Pacific century, with Australia at its heart, and with China as one Asian power among many. [...] just before President Obama ar-rived, Ms Gillard announced a move to overturn a ban on exporting Australia's uranium - the world's largest source - to India, despite India's status as a non-signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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