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CANCELLATION OF LONG TAN SERVICE - WEDNESDAY, 17 AUGUST 2016

THE HON BILL SHORTEN MP

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS

MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG

 

SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE

SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

 

THE HON AMANDA RISHWORTH MP

SHADOW MINISTER FOR VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE PERSONNEL

MEMBER FOR KINGSTON

 

CANCELLATION OF LONG TAN SERVICE

Labor is bitterly disappointed at this decision by the Vietnamese Government.

Labor supports the Australian Government registering its deep concerns with the Government of Vietnam about this decision.

 

The service at the Long Tan cross site is a solemn event which provides an opportunity for Australian veterans and their families to pay their respects and to honour the sacrifices of all those who lost their life in the Vietnam War.

   

The cancellation of the service, at such short notice, is shocking and deeply upsetting for the veterans and families from both countries who have travelled to commemorate this important event.

 

WEDNESDAY, 17 AUGUST 2016


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