The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development
The Oppositions thoughts are with the people of the Philippines who have suffered such terrible lossas a result of Typhoon Haiyan.
Our thoughts are also with other nations, including Vietnam and Laos, who authorities report remainin the path of the devastating typhoon.
It is understood an Australian man is among the dead. We express our deepest sympathies to hisfamily and friends.
The Opposition stands ready to assist the Abbott Government, in any way we can, to facilitateAustralias contribution to relief efforts.
10 NOVEMBER 2013