Thursday, 4 July 2019
Sigley, Mr Alek
by leave—On behalf of the opposition, I welcome this announcement. I share in the foreign minister's thanks to the Swedish authorities for their invaluable work in securing Mr Sigley's release. I also acknowledge all Australian officers, particularly the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, for their work. I thank the minister for her cooperation. The approach the opposition takes on these sensitive consular matters, as you will have seen from public statements, is a bipartisan and cooperative approach. We're very pleased for Mr Sigley and his family that this matter has been resolved satisfactorily.