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
TERRORIST ATTACK IN MALI
We deplore the brutal terrorist attack in Mali's capital, Bamako, that has reportedly left at least 27 people dead.
Labor’s thoughts are with the Malian people, especially the family and friends of those who lost their lives.
Together with the international community, we will fight against terror, wherever it occurs. Our determination is only strengthened by these kind of tragic events.
Australia stands strong with the people of Mali, and all the nations affected by this vicious, indiscriminate act of terror.
We urge Australians in Mali, and those thinking of travelling there, 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).