The Labour Party has offered its heartfelt sympathy to the people of Sydney after the hostage situation in the city, says Labour’s Acting leader Grant Robertson.
“Our thoughts are with all those who went through this horrific and traumatic experience.
“We are particularly thinking of the families of all those who have been killed and injured.
“Australian police and emergency teams have handled this crisis with courage and professionalism. We stand alongside all Australians in their determination to carry on with their normal lives in the face of what appears to be the terrifying act of one individual,” says Grant Robertson.