Bill's Press Releases

BARCELONA TERROR ATTACK - FRIDAY, 18 AUGUST 2017

Labor condemns the brutal and immoral attack in Barcelona.

The use, once more, of a vehicle, to mow down innocent pedestrians in a popular tourist area is a horrific act of terror designed to inflict carnage and create fear and division.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families and friends of the victims and to those injured, including those Australians affected. We stand in solidarity with the Spanish people in their defence of freedom and democracy, and their determination to reject those who would seek to divide us.

Australians should be reassured all of us are united in standing against terrorism and those who wish to harm us.

All Australians condemn, unequivocally, this hateful act of murder.

We stand with all people of goodwill, of all faiths who utterly reject those who would seek to divide us through terror and violence.

Anyone concerned about family or friends in Barcelona should call the DFAT 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on 1300 555 135 or, from overseas +61 2 6261 3305.


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