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Obama to visit Australia on June 18: Report

world Updated: May 15, 2010 11:06 IST

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US President Barack Obama's postponed visit to Australia will be rescheduled to June 18, it was reported on Saturday, with an address to the nation's parliament ahead of a family weekend in Sydney.

The White House is yet to make an announcement on the visit, which was cancelled in March as Obama fought to secure health reforms, but Fairfax newspapers said preparations were underway for the rescheduled date.

Obama, who bills himself as America's first Pacific president, was to address lawmakers in Canberra on the 18th before spending the weekend in Sydney with his family, the reports said, citing government sources.

The visit, which was originally to follow talks in Indonesia, was expected to "stick to much the same schedule as had been planned for March", the reports added, with wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha expected to come along.