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Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Page: 14728

Christchurch: Attacks

Consideration resumed of the motion:

That this House:

(1) record its condemnation of the terrorist attack on the Al Noor and Linwood Mosques by an Australian citizen in Christchurch on 15 March 2019 that claimed 50 innocent lives as they came to prayer, and our grief for and solidarity with the people of New Zealand who have suffered this terrible and appalling assault on the quiet peace of their nation;

(2) record our sorrow and sympathy for the 50 lives lost on 15 March, for those still fighting for their lives, and for their families;

(3) express our solidarity with the Muslim community of Christchurch, New Zealand and our own nation at this time of affliction;

(4) honour the courage and presence of first responders, and all who came to help in whatever way they could;

(5) abhor racism and religious intolerance, and acknowledge and celebrate the diversity and harmony of our Australian people and our respect for people from all faiths, cultures, ethnicities and nationalities that has made Australia one of the world's most successful immigration nations and multicultural societies; and

(6) reaffirm our commitment as Australians to peace over violence, innocence over evil, understanding over extremism, liberty over fear and love over hate.