STATEMENT: Terror Attacks in Brussels, Wednesday 23 March 2016

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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  

 

TERROR ATTACKS IN BRUSSELS

Labor deplores the brutal acts of terror in Brussels that have left at least 34 people dead and more than 200 injured.

Our thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible tragedy. 

In the face of this abhorrent violence, Australians stand shoulder to shoulder with our Belgian friends.

Along with the international community, we must continue to stand up against terror, hatred, and extremism, wherever it exists.

We urge Australians to follow the advice of our Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Australians that need help, or are concerned about the safety of their loved ones, can call the Australian Government's 24 hour emergency consular helpline on 1300 555 135 (within Australia), +61 2 6261 3305 (outside Australia), +61 421 269 080 (by SMS).