Hinkler MP extends sympathies to people affected by Typhoon Haiyan
November 18, 2013
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt has spoken is support of a motion, welcoming the Australian Government’s contribution to the rescue and recovery effort in the Philippines.
“ABS data shows more than 700 Hinkler residents were born in the Philippines, making up the fifth largest migrant group in the electorate,” Mr Pitt said.
“About 171,000 Australians were born in the Philippines.
“I assure Hinkler’s Filipino-Australian community that the Australian Government will remain in close dialogue with the Philippines Government, to provide further assistance when and where it’s needed.
“The people of the Philippines have a long, hard road ahead of them.
“I offer them my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies for all they have lost.
“I speak on behalf of the people of Hinkler when I say our thoughts and prayers are with them.”