THE HON BILL SHORTEN MP
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG
THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17
FRIDAY, 18 JULY 2014
This tragedy is devastating news.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of all those on board, including at least 23 Australians.
We are advised the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has established a 24 hour hotline. Anyone with concerns about loved ones should call 1300 555 135.
The Labor Opposition will do all it can to support the Government at this terrible time.