Jan 10, 2020

STATEMENT – UKRAINIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES PLANE CRASH IN IRAN – FRIDAY, 10 JANUARY 2020

 

THE HON ANTHONY ALBANESE MP
LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER
THE HON RICHARD MARLES MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE
MEMBER FOR CORIO
SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG
LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY IN THE SENATE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA
SENATOR THE HON KRISTINA KENEALLY

DEPUTY LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES

UKRAINIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES PLANE CRASH IN IRAN

Labor expresses its deep condolences for the 176 lives lost in the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 in Iran on Wednesday, including 63 Canadians and 82 Iranians.

Labor acknowledges that the Australian government shares the assessment by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile.

This underscores the need for a thorough, independent investigation into the crash.

Labor has requested a briefing on these developments.

Labor strongly supports Australian diplomatic assistance being provided to Canada at this time and encourages all parties to work collaboratively to determine the cause of this tragedy.

FRIDAY, 10 JANUARY 2020