Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Questions without Notice
Bangka Island Massacre: 79th Anniversary, Veterans
on indulgence—I thank the minister for his comments and associate the opposition with paying tribute to the women who've served in our armed forces in the past and those who continue to serve today. I also thank the minister for the courtesy of a heads-up that this response would be given on this important day. The Bangka Island massacre is indeed one of the darkest days in our history, but the bravery of Sister Bullwinkel and others who have served serves as an inspiration, and we are all very humbled. Those of us who get to serve in this parliament are humbled by those who serve in our uniform each and every day.