Oct 28, 2020

STATEMENTS ON INDULGENCE – Australian Bushfires: National Memorial Service for Fire and Emergency Services Workers – Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Mr ALBANESE (GrayndlerLeader of the Opposition) (15:09): I join with the Prime Minister in paying tribute to these great Australians and also those who came from across the sea to help us during the bushfire crisis. These are people who, contrary to the natural human instinct to run from danger, run towards danger in order to protect us and our communities. We thank them. We thank their families for their sacrifice. We honour their sacrifice. We remember them today and each day for what they have done. We also remember their comrades they worked with, because all of them will continue to miss them each and every day, particularly when they go out in service. May we have a better and safer season in the one forthcoming than the one we went through over the Christmas and new year period.


The SPEAKER: As a mark of respect, I invite honourable members to rise in their places.