The White House confirmed last month that Obama would visit Australia for the first time as President after the APEC leaders' meeting he will host in Hawaii.
The presidential address will require the government to recall parliament during a week where sitting was not previously scheduled.
"The president's visit has historic resonance coming in this year, the 60th anniversary of the Australian-United States alliance and the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks,'' Ms Gillard said. Read more at the Australian
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Obama Addresses Australia's Parliament Nov. 18
Obama will be in Australia, following his APEC hosting duties in Honolulu and before his meet-up at the ASEAN summit in Bali.