THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
MARTIN PLACE TRAGEDY
Australians are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the deaths overnight of two of the hostages in the siege in Sydney’s Martin Place.
Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones, and all those who have been affected by this ordeal.
We respect and appreciate the professionalism of our police and the determination of the wider community to reject the division and fear this abhorrent act was designed to engender.
TUESDAY, 16 DECEMBER 2014