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Statement on HMAS Kanimbla tragedy.

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Senator Andrew Bartlett Deputy Parliamentary Leader and Democrats Senator for Queensland Australian Democrats spokesperson for Defence & Veterans

Dated: 30 November 2006 Press Release Number: iqnkkoya Portfolio: Defence & Veterans


The Australian Democrats extend our deepest sympathies to the families and colleagues of those caught up in the tragic Black Hawk accident involving the HMAS Kanimbla.

Democrats Defence Spokesperson, Senator Andrew Bartlett said, "Our condolences go to the family of the solider killed in the accident and our thoughts remain with the family of the soldier still listed as missing."

"Daily, Australian men and women put their lives on the line for us, and such a tragedy brings home the daily risk associated with being a member of the Australian Defence Force, regardless of whether they are in warzones," Senator Bartlett concluded.