ANTHONY ALBANESE MP
LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER
SENATOR PENNY WONG
LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY IN THE SENATE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
LABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA
BRENDAN O'CONNOR MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE
MEMBER FOR GORTON
Labor is greatly relieved to hear the first evacuation flight carrying Australia citizens and visa holders has safely left Afghanistan.
We are grateful to the Australian Defence Force personnel carrying out this mission and to the officials from the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs and Defence who have gone in to assist those on the ground.
We thank them all for their service and their bravery.
All Australians are united in hope that this operation is able to continue safely, with the successful evacuation of Australian citizens and visa holders who are seeking to leave – as well as all of those who have supported Australia’s mission and their families.
Labor will continue to seek updates from the Government as this operation unfolds.
Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra.