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(generated from captions) that was killed back there in October 2002. At this point I would like to bring in a colleague of mine, Mark Readings, a reporter from Perth. Mark was in Bali. He was actually just near the Sari Club and Paddy's Pub when the bomb did go off. Mark, did you believe you would be back here ten years later?Well, we talked about the first anniversary, that was probably the most emotionally draining day of my liefplt I didn't lose anyone on the day but having been in the Sari Club and walking into Paddy's and turning from I guess someone who is in middle of a story to reporting on it, as a journalist it is the easiest story to tell, but at the end of the day, weeks and months, it became a difficult story to deal with with. This beautiful site here as you mentioned has such sad memorys for the people who are coming back after that first anniversary. I don't think - having spoken to a lot of Bali people who are here about ten years ago who are returning, no-one is looking

What do you think it does mean to be here for the Australians who have travelled here? What do you think they try to achieve by coming here?From a personal point of view, having survived, having gone through the feelings of guilt, the what ifs, I feel responsible to come back and pay those respects to those people who didn't make it. Also to maybe show my support to the families who are up here and say, I don't know what you are going through but I was there. I think it is great, the support that Australians have got from the broader community back home is terrific. As we know, this was one of the worst moments in our history. I think the Australians who come here know that the country is behind them and it was period in our time where we decided that terrorism wasn't just an overseas event.The theme that the Prime Minister has struck on, the way Australians handle themselves in the last ten years, it is interesting to look back on it now because in that first few weeks that we were here there was so much anger about what happened but the anger didn't come to the surface. People got on with it and tried to grieve and the police did their job, didn't they?I have caught up with a couple of Australian Federal Police offers up there and they have full of praise for the way that the Indonesians carried out their investigations. Obviously the perpetrators were dealt with and I can understand people back at home being angry, wanting maximum penalties for those people that committed these murderers, but I think for a lot of people here today just sadness. You can't change it. It is just a case of grieving and hopefully you can never say this will be a closure for these people but it is just another step in haleing the heart a fraction.You do speak to people as you and I have in the last few weeks and strangely I have spoken to Peter Hughes, the survivor that everybody knows, strangely he sees the tenth anniversary as a bit of a turning point. He wants to really move on with his life.Fair enough. He has been at the face of Bali having interviewed him, as you did, outside the hospital, that became almost the moment of Bali. He has attracted a lot of attention because of it and he has handled himself so well. He has set up a burns foundation to help those going through something similar or just burns per se. Today he wants to make sure this is not just another chapter, but maybe move on and do something else with his life which is fair enough I can hang over your head like a dark cloud if you allow it too.I think that is echoed by a lot of people I have spoken to back in Australia who are really not getting tired of talking about it, but they want to do something else with their lives. What else do you pick up in the last few weeks? You have spoken to families and survivors. What are they saying to you?I have become friends with quite a few survivors as it turns out. Simon, the former Kingsley coach, I, he lost seven players and I have become very close with him and his family. He is trying to move an and respect what happened, support those who are still going through issues. What a lot of people don't is that those left behind have issues that they are still dealing with. Whether it be drinking or anything that is obviously anti-social and affects their lives that they need support. But the guys I have spoken to, and Peter Hughs is one of them, these guys have such a positive outlook that they want to respect today, respect the tenth anniversary, but then they want to move on with their lives because it does affect your whole family. Looking back, Mark, at the time when we first here efficiently, we didn't know that 88 Australians had died and it took days for that toll to evolve. When you look back on it there it still strikes me, it is almost unbelievable that one that it occurred and that we lost so many people.Absolutely. I thought initially when the Paddy's bomb went it might have been a gas explosion. I remember running out and look for cover and I remember saying to myself, this feels like our September 11. This was a reaction that turned out to be true. The bomb outside the Sari Club and to be honest with you, the capacity that it had, it didn't obviously act in its full degree. So we are probably lucky we didn't lose more people. 88, and 202 in total, we shouldn't forget the other nationalitys who have gone through the grieving process as well. For the 88 Australians, yeah, the next hour and a half it is all about them and the others we didn't bring home.The people are starting to fill the seats here but there is still an awful lot of empty seats. I am getting the feeling that it is not going to start on time here. We have had a bit of rainfalling in the last hour or so but there is only one road leading into this park. It is great for security but it is really difficult for those people trying to get in here. Mark, are you going to be going to the Sari Club tonight? There is talk of a lot of people going down there. To be brutally honest. One memorial service is enough. I have got my family here for the first time, they are joining me up here. No, we will pay our respects here and then I think we will allow others to do that and fully respect their wishs to do that. But today is going to be a handful to get through the emotions of it for sure. You have come back to Bali several times and so have so many people here, the families. Do you ever have any miss gavings coming back with your family? Have you been worried? You missed the brunt of this explosion by just minutes. I mean, do you have any misgivings about coming back?Oh, well, absolutely initially the first anniversary I did. But I mean when you miss it by seconds as it was you do have misgivings and of course the alert for now is quite high so given I have my family here you do take that into consideration, but I think all measures have been taken by both the Australian and the Indonesian governments to make sure that today is a safe event and hopefully for a long time to come Bali is a safe place to visit.Is there anything in particular you are looking forward to seeing, hearing coming out of today?I have to say going back nine years, John Howard acted so well I thought under those circumstances, he was such a shoulder for many Australians and I think - I am hoping that Julia Gillard comes out and says something akin to what John Howard said all of those years ago. I just think the way that we saw the first anniversary handled, it will be tough the names being read out, the national anthem being sung, all that. It brings to the forefront all the emotions you have. I tell you what I'm sure how much you can cry in one day, but certainly it builds up.I remember that moment when John Howard actually addressed the families outside the Australian consulate just a few days after the bombing and I remember everybody was in tears then. He really summed up what had happened and the fact that Australians love to travel, they love to come to places like Bali and they will always do so in the future H was also a great comfort to families. It was outstanding to see the way he operated back then. It was a really fine moment, I do remember that. What do you think, Mark, will be ten years on now, are you able to guess what the legacy out of all of the bombing is? What do you think of some of the good things that have come out of it?One of the legacies, as we know, being Australians we thought we were isolated from the 9/11s of the world and that really illustrated that we are, and can be, a target. Going into a political side of things, that is where there are calls for us to pull out of Afghanistan and quite understandable after you lose so many people like this, but I think the greatest legacy out of the tragedy here is actually a bonding between Australia and Indonesia, both at government, at police levels and I think even though the Australians were a bit miffed at how an incident like this would happen and they lost so many Australian, I honestly believe there is a closer bond between the two countries because of it.We are hearing that the Prime Minister and Tony Abbott have just arrived so I think given the time they are well and truly behind schedule here. Still only about a third of the seats filled. We are going to be running a bit late with our coverage unfortunately and I would back it in that it is the Balinese traffic. It will take a while. It is pretty hot here, too. You have to feel sorry for a lot of the people here. They will be sitting out here in the open so it will be a - it could be a long morning for them. Peter Hughes you touched on it before, remarkable individual, isn't he? As you say, he is arguably the face of the Bali bombings. He has gone on to some amazing thing, hasn't he? Absolutely. I touched on the Peter Hughes Burn Foundation and you came across to personth for the launch of that. Dr Fiona weapon Wood who - - Wood who did such a great job after the bombing. What Peter has done is worked positively in this burns area. He has been able to attract celebrities to get involved. You know, you can't do anything but just take your hat off to the way he has conducted himself. Despite the trauma that he has been through, he stands out as a terrific Australian for what he has done and the way he has conducted himself since that night.He has been through a lot of hard times.. We have just heard that Julia Gillard has now arrived. They are well and truly running behind schedule. Peter has had a tough trot. We talk about now how he has established this foundation and he is doing some great things with other burns victims, but Peter, like so many of them, had a really rough trot there trying to get through this. The feelings of guilt and all of those emotions that he had to go through. Absolutely. It is totally understandable. All I can draw on is what I have been through and you do put your family through some tough times. Whether it is closing off, turning off for months, maybe years, whether it is turning to drinking, gambling, whatever it is, there is offside to this tragedy which people have had to deal with. Look, Pete, like most people, have had issues that he has had to deal with privately and at times publicly, I suppose. Until you go through the process and obviously the support of family is just so important and I know with his son Lee who has become a good mate of mine, they have formed a closer bond since that night when of course he ended up in hospital and almost lost his life. Julia Gillard, as I said, has just got here. What do you think she can say to this crowd? What do you think - what points do you think she can touch on, do you think?As I said, John Howard handled the situation really well nine years ago and ten years ago as it turned out. I am sure Julia will do us proud. She will say what she has to say with regards to consoling the victims' families, helping those survivors know that the country is still behind them. We have not forgotten them. But also a message for Indonesia. They have welcomed us back. They have tried to ensure that this place is safe to return to. So I think she can create a very strong message on those fronts this morning.And John Howard, as I touched on before, so many people did come into contact with John Howard and he really connected with people all those years ago, didn't he?Absolutely. I mean, I am not sure the phrase is exactly correct but when he said to someone, "We will get the bastards", I think that resonated with a lot of the Australians with how they felt at the time and as it turns out they did. They the AFP and the Indonesians did a wonderful job in catching those people. No doubt about that. Absolutely.Mark, for now, thanks for that. That is the situation here at the moment. A few delays here at Jimbaran, probably because of traffic. The politicians have arrived. Still waiting for a lot more of the family of the loved ones who did die back ten years ago. But we will have more later on. Deb, for now back to you. Thank you, we will cross back to you shortly. Memorial services are also taking place right across Australia this morning. Nine's Simon Bouda is in Sydney. Simon, 20 of the 88 Australians killed were from Sydney's eastern suburbs. There is a special memorial at Coogee where you this morning. A service has been held there. Quite a moving ceremony?Deb, I can't tell you how moving it was. To listen to some of the speeches, apart from the politicians but to listen to one of the survivors, a young man by the name of Ryan Jamess who was just 16 at the time, and he was in Bali with his family and a bunch of mates and they were at the Sari Club the night the terrorists struck. Ryan made it out. His best mate didn't. He died some days later as a result of the shocking burns he received. To hear him speak, this is the first time he has actually spoken at this memorial service, it has taken him ten years to gather that strength to able to stand up and recount his story. Then we heard from Jane, whose brother died in the Bali bomb,. She was here in Sydney at the time. Her story was so moving how she felt so helpless, how she was hear listening to word and when the terrible phone call came to be told that her brother has died. The service has just been completed. As you say 20 of the 88 Australians who died came from Sydney's eastern suburbs. It is a very poignant spot here. This is called Dolphin's Point. Many of them were from the dolphin rugby club. 43 people from NSW died. We heard from the foreign minister Bob Carr who was Premier at the time of the Bali bombings. We also heard from Barry O'Farrell, the current Premier. I guess the mood and the west bay to describe is mood is so somber. One of the speeches say that some say that time will hale all pain, but it doesn't and -- heal all pain but it doesn't and I think the people felt it just as much today as when they held the first service a week after the bombings ten years ago.We will head back to Bali now when the memorial service is getting under way. Mark Burrows is joining us with that coverage. We will cross now to Bali for the begins of the ten year anniversary of the Bali memorial service. There was a question about whether there was still some more people waiting to come, but due to no other signs from the side let's continue. The honourable Julia Gillard, MP, Prime Minister of Australia, his excellent cy, minister for health, the honourable John Howard, OMAC, former Prime Minister of Australia, the honourable Tony Abbott MP, leader of the Opposition, his Excellency, pass Pa pass, the Governor of Bali, the honourable -- Mangku Pastika the cover in of Bali. Your exlen sis, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to welcome you all this morning to this commemorative service in the honour of the victims and survivors of the 2012 and 2002 terrorist attacks on Bali. The reality is we come here from many different countries, from various religious traditions and ethnic backgrounds. Yet, united by a tragic act of terrorism that occurred here in Bali ten years ago. We have come with different agendas, yet all with heavy hearts, as we seek to remember this event and reflect on our loss. Some of you come bearing grief and loss and this is one of those occasions where it is fitting and appropriate to express those feelings. To cry and to join with others who share a similar loss. Some of you are survivors, who have come to celebrate life knowing that your name could have been among those on the role that will be read out for us later. Maybe you have come to expression your thankfulness for life, knowing that system of the injuries have healed but the scars remain. You may have survived, but even in that there is a sense of guilt and here is the place where you can express those feelings. Some of us, me included, are here because we were caught up in the aftermath of this disaster. Caring for the survivors, listening to your stories, working at the bomb site at the airport, on the Hercules in the hospital or at the morgue. We too have been damaged. We too have felt your pain and suffering and we too need to be here to express those things that all too often we repress. Some of you have come to represent nations, faith groups, businesses or just ordinary people for whom this event marked a turning point in your life. On our own we struggle to put it into words but the aim of this service is to collectively do something significant - to draw us together in unity of purpose and in so doing make a statement to the world. Why are you here? Yes, we are come to remember, to honour and acknowledge our loss, but also to unite in the hope that as Australians and Indonesians and all the other nations represented here today may continue to work together for peace and security. We are here today to prove that although we come from different countries and religious groups, we are united against terrorism and refuse to be intimidated, even when confronted by such great loss. As we commence this service, let us pray that God may grant us the serenity to accept what cannot be changed, but also the courage to change what can be changed and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.. I would now like to invite his Excellency Mangku Pastika, Governor of Bali to, deliver his welcoming remarks.

remarks.
Your Excellency the pool of Australia, your Excellency, the minister of foreign affairs of the rub of Indonesia, your Excellency, the minister of foreign affairs of New Zealand, your Excellency, the minister of the head of the Republic of Indonesia, honourable John Howard the former Prime Minister of Australia, the honourable Tony Abbott MP, Excellency, Ambassadors, colleagues, friends, brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen - may God almighty bless us all. Let us be grateful to the God almighty for his blessing that we could gather here in Jimbaran, Bali to, attend the Bali memorial services to mark the tenth anniversary of Bali bombing 2002 today, 12 October 2012. On behalf of the Bali provincial government and the people of Bali, allow me to extend my warmest and sincere welcome to Bali. Here in this small, yet peaceful island, we, Indonesians, Australians and other nations, but particularly survivors and families of those lost in the tragedy, are coming to honour and remember all 202 who died in the terrorist attack. The loss is not just giving us grief - it is also give us the strength to fight terrorism and all other extreme activities. We do not condemn a certain religion. We condemn those people who have done brutal violence in the name of religion. Excellencys, dear friends, ladies and gentlemen when we look back and see how people reacted in the tragedy, it has shown there are angels living around us. Helped each other, work together hand by hand, no matter what are their religion or where they come from. They gave whatever they could provide - foods, medical assistance, shelters and many other things that are given without prejudice. One can say with no doubt those who died are also heroes for reason s they are growing a truly new identity to people's born and relationships. Excellencys, dear friends, brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen, I understand and realise that it is not easy to forget the tragedy but, however, it is the time to forgive. So we can face the brighter life in the future., and they will fail in their actions. Thank you very much. (APPLAUSE) .

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I would now like to invite representatives from those who were tragically lost and of the major faiths to light candles in the Remembrance Pool. Candles will be lit for those lost from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States of America, and the Muslim Catholic Protestant, Buddhist, and Konguchu faith.

The son of an Indonesia victim, Marty Natalegawd, will read a Poh 'em, -- Made Bagusarya Dana will read a Poh 'em, that will be translated by his mother.

This is for my father. That day I was one and a half years old. I did not know the meaning of tragedy.

tragedy.I did not understand the meaning of my mother's tears. I only had one hope.

I only had one hope.
My father would come home, to me. I look at your picture. And I listen to my mother telling me about you. That you would go home with a tie for me. How you loved me so much. And how I long for your hug. Day by day, man by man I'm still waiting with no end.

I'm still waiting with no end.
I start to understand what is really happening.

really happening.
I can feel my mother, and I realise my father will not be coming home. Tragedy took you from us. Now I'm standing here.

standing here.
On the same day when you left us. I'm reading this letter for you, father. For all your love and sacrifice. I promise. I wonder why I won't cry any more. I will reach my future. I will make your dream come true. And I will look after mother for you. My god listen to my prayer. Thank you. (APPLAUSE)

Your excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, His Excellency Dr Marty Natalegawd - Foreign Minister of Indonesia.

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200 were killed - never mind their nationalities, race or ethnicity or profession. The victims were our sons, our daughters, our fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters. They were our cousins, our best friends, our soul mates. And, they were all innocent. They all had happy plans to spend tomorrow under the sun. They all had families to write and come home to. Those were words expressed by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the then coordinating Minister for political, legal and security affairs at the Memorial service commemoration in 2003. Some 10 years have since passed. And today, on behalf of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and on behalf of the people of Indonesia, on this solemn occasion, we honour the victims and survivors of the bombings in Bali on that tragic day, 12 October 2002. We pay tribute to those individuals whose bravery and compassion save lives and provided solice to the belief that terrorists sought not only to kill and maim, they sought to destroy our core values of freedom, of tolerance and compassion. They sought to cause discord and divisions, and there was nothing left other than an assault on humanity. Yet, in all this, they have failed. Instead of spreading the seeds of hatred, it has prompted governments and people of different backgrounds, different nationalities and religions to reach out to one another, to stand united. They tested our resolve. They tested our resilience. We did not succumb. Far from it, democratic Indonesia emerged stronger than ever before. We provided a democratic response to their attack. Excellence sis, dear friends, this remembrance is a valuable opportunity to renew, to reiterate our collective commitment to strengthen the voice of moderation, of tolerance, of mutual understanding among different communities. To fight extremism and intolerance in all its forms. To work together to ensure that such abuse will never take root in our societies. To see to it that the voice of reasons prevails against prejudice. So that humanity prevails over hatred. So that we always will be worthy of the legacy of those who have gone before us. Those who have left us a strong message on the sanctity of life. SPOKES KNON

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Your excellence sis, ladies and gentlemen, the honourable Julia Gillard, MP, Prime Minister of Australia.

Today we gather here. We gather together to commemorate the worst terrorist attack our nation has ever known. 88 Australians died here, and they did not die alone. 38 Indonesians died with them. In all, 202 lives were lost, and more than 200 were injured. The bodies of the dead and the living bore wounds more often seen in war time. These were not soldiers. Our fellow Australians, those lost, those hurt, were doing nothing more than seeking a few carefree days amid full and busy lives. They had come to a place loved for its sunshine and uncomplicated joy, a place like London and Gallipoli, where something of the Australian spirit dwells upon another shore. This is what the Bali bombers struck at. On September 11, terrorists attacked the great symbols of American prestige. Here in Bali, they attacked our people, and through them, sought to overwhelm our values. Here, on these bustling streets they inflicted searing pain and grief that will never end. Even as the debris fell, it was obvious the attack on our sense of ourselves as Australians, as human beings failed. Rescuers ran towards the terror. Volunteers extended their hands by the hundred. Indonesians and Australians alike. A remarkable medical effort swung into place. A thorough policing effort followed, methodically dismantling the terrorist network responsible. And our two countries drew closer than we had ever been before.Amid the horror, it was time for heroes, like Peter Hughes and Jason McCartney, victims who became rescuers. Like the sank la hospital staff who provided -- Sangla hospital staff who provided front-line care. Or the angels back at home, Fiona Wood and others. It was time for leaders. President Megawati and Minister Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono were quick to embrace a decisive security response. Prime Minister Howard was a steadfast reassuring voice for Australians in those dramatic days. I'm delighted he accepted my invitation to be here today, it is so very fitting. Police inspector Pastika and Commissioner Keelty gave us confidence that justice would be done. 10 years later, and we witnessed today another sort of courage, the courage it has taken for survivors and families to make this pilgrimage. The physical journey by plane has been easy, but the inner journey is wrenchingly hard. This is a day of contesting emotions - from anger and unamended loss to forgiveness and reconciliation for a bitter past. Wounds and scarce abound - healed and unhealed. Nothing can replace the empty seat at your family table - the grad ugss and the cyst nings you will -- grad ugss and the christenings that you will never know, and the fault lines dividing your lives into two halves - before Bali and after Bali. There is some comfort on this day - there is peace on this island, and the knowledge that millions come here for the same reasons you and your loved ones did. Perhaps there is a grim reassurance in knowing that the terrorist did not achieve what they set out to do. They did not undermine Indonesian democracy which has only grown stronger across the passage of a decade. Though our vigilance is greater, we have not surrendered the freedoms that brought us here in the first place. We were hurt, and so were our friends, but we did not falter. Indeed, we endured and found strength in each other. With that strength we embraced those who suffered in Bali, and lost so much. With that strength we affirmed the endurance of our ideals. Because in the end, terror is not beaten by policing or force of arms alone. We prevail because we have a better way. We prevail because our beliefs endure. Terrorists have killed and maimed thousands around the world, but they will never thunder or displace a single ideal. So today we return here in remembrance. But we also gather in quiet defines. We will never forget all -- defiance. We will never forget all that we lost. We'll hold fast to that which remains, to our determination, as a free people to explore the world without fear. To our resolve to defeat terrorism, and to our duty to care for other. (APPLAUSE)

I would now like to invite the honourable John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia to deliver a reflection. (APPLAUSE)

Prime Minister, Governor of Bali, leader of the Australian oppositition, Foreign Ministers, other special guests, my fellow Australians, our friends from Indonesia and from many other countries. 10 years ago 20 million Australians, in a sense, extended their arms of comfort to those who had lost so much on that terrible night, and who were in other painful ways victims of a foul and evil act of mindless terrorism that could draw no proper comfort and support from any religious or ideological belief. And today, a decade on, we renew that offer of comfort and compassion. And struggle to understand the continuing pain that so many of you must feel. That terrible night, and the days that followed, tested the character of our nation, Australia. It passed that character test with flying colours. We saw in those days the two great qualities that our nation has strength, but also tenderness. The jentl efficiency of those who medically evacuated in 37 hours 66 badly injured people. And those who were responsible for this terrible dead may have hoped a number of things. They may have hoped that they would have driven Indonesia and Australia further apart. Instead of that, they brought Indonesia and Australia closer together. Within minutes of the explosions taking place, the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police was in touch with you, sir, then in charge of the Indonesian Police Detachment. In the days and weeks that followed, the cooperation between Australian and Indonesian police meant that those responsible for this terrible act were brought to justice, and it is right amid all the other reflections today to express our gratitude to the police and intelligence services of Australia and Indonesia and many other countries that tracked down and brought to justice those who had murdered your loved ones and left so many of you wounded and badly burnt. I salute, as an Australian who drew enormous time at the time from the cooperative effort of all our agencies, I Sal ute the Australian spirit that -- salute the Australian spirit that came through at the time. But I also salute the determination of people from different countries and different faith, to unite in the fight against terrorism. If there can be a legacy, other than the sadness associated with these event, if there can be a legacy, it is the belief and the knowledge that as years have gone by, the cooperation between our intelligence services has reduced, but, of course, never eliminated the threat of terrorism. And it is proper, as the Prime Minister has said, and the governor has said, and the Foreign Minister has said at a time like this, to unite in our determination to oppose terrorism. Those who did these evil things would have hoped to have divided Indonesia and Australia, they would have liked to divide Islam, judism, other religions, they failed in that as well. Out of this terrible deed came the interface dialogue which allowed regional religious leaders to focus on what our religions have in common - and one thing they have in common is an abhorrence of violence, murder and an abidens of peace and cooperation. Can I finally say to all of those who have come here today with very heavy hearts and with a sad recollections of the loss of loved ones and the change in their lives that can never be turned back, the compassion felt by your fellow Australians all those years ago remains in a different form, but you are not forgotten. Your loss is not forgotten, and the great memorial to those who you lost is to be found in the determination of the young of Australia to keep coming to Bali, to keep enjoying the hospitality of the Balinese people and retain and build further the friendship between the people of Australia and the people of Indonesia. Thank you. (APPLAUSE)

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I would now like to invite Mr Danny Hanley to deliver a reflection.

Hanley to deliver a reflection.I lost my two daughters in the Bali bombing. My eldest daughter Renae was at the front door of the Sari Club when the blast occurred. She was one of the first to lose her life. My youngest daughter Simone was already inside the club. She was the last Australian to die after spending 58 days in Perth hospital's burns unit. When I hear of the 88 Australians that died I always shed a tear because my beautiful daughter Simone was number 88. I would like to deliver a reading on behalf of the 202 victims' families and friends. We know that in everything god worked for the good of those who love him. They are the people he called, because that was his plan. And those he called he also made right with him. And those he made right, he also glorifyed. At the end of a decade we turn with eagerness to all that god has for the future. And yet we get anxious when we remember our yesterday. Our present enjoyment of god's grace tends to be lessened by the memories of yesterday, but God is a god of our yesterdays, and he allows a memory of them to turn the past into a ministry of spiritual growth for our future. God reminds us of the past to protect us from a very shallow security in the present. God's hand reaches back to the past, settling all the claims against our conscious. As we go forward into this new decade year. Let us go with a patient power of knowledge that our god will go with us. Our yesterday's hole broken and irreversible things for us. It is true we have lost loved ones that will never return. But God can transform this destructive anxiety into constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past rest, but let it rest in the sweet embrace of Jesus. Leave the broken irreversible past in his hands, and step out into an invisible future with him. (APPLAUSE)

I would now like to in vit Ketut Pasek Swastika, the Hindu leader here in Bali to read a prayer.

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I would now like to invite, a Muslim faith leader in Bali, to read a prayer.

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forward to the next hour-and-a-half.