We are shocked and saddened by reports that so many innocent people have been brutally murdered at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Australia grieves with the loved ones of the dead.
Our thoughts too are with the injured.
These murders are despicable, and cowardly. We condemn them, utterly.
Many in the LGBTI community will feel an added layer of pain and a sharper sense of loss in the wake of this tragedy. We stand with you in solidarity.
This was a horrific and senseless attack on our common humanity.
Australians offer every support to our American friends.
MONDAY 13 JUNE 2016