Thursday 23rd March 2017
Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (By leave) — I rise to join the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition on behalf of The Nationals to express my condolences to those who have lost their lives and those who have been critically injured in the attack at Westminster in England.
As was said on the news this morning, these attacks are used not only to kill and to maim but also to instil fear in the general public at the places where these attacks take place. I think we all need to resist these sorts of attacks and act responsibly. I note the comments that you made, Speaker, and the comments that the Premier made about the Chief Commissioner of Police, the extra security that is in this place and the alert here in Melbourne with the events that will unfold over this weekend. It is very important that we set the example and make sure that we do not make this time more fearful than it should be for the general public, because that only means the terrorists win.
I support the comments that were made, and I particularly express our condolences to those people who were killed, those people who were injured and the British people, who have experienced a number of terrorist attacks now and will always have to be vigilant about further terrorist attacks.
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