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BOURKE ST CONDOLENCES

February 08, 2017

Independent Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed has expressed her condolences to the families and friends of the Melbourne Bourke Street victims of January 20, in Parliament this week.

“While Shepparton is two hours from Melbourne, we are certainly not immune to the effects of such a tragedy in our state’s capital, and we could not help but know the deep loss and grief caused to so many.

Our thoughts remain with those who are still in hospital, and those suffering from the after-effects of such a traumatic situation,” Ms Sheed said.

“I walked down Bourke Street in the days following this horrific event, and visited the massive floral tribute which had quickly grown on the steps of the GPO Building, and further along the street.

I also attended the public vigil in Federation Square on behalf of my electorate. Despite being a very hot day large crowds had gathered to pay their respects. It was a very strong feeling all community togetherness,” she said.

“Melbourne is hurting. But I can assure you, the Shepparton District is hurting with you,” Ms Sheed said.

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Sueanne McCumstie 0428 743 880│sueanne.mccumstie@parliament.vic.gov.au

 

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