Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

14 November 2015

Will Hodgman, Premier

Paris terrorism attacks

On behalf of all Tasmanians, I express our thoughts and prayers for all impacted by the terrible events in Paris.

Whoever the perpetrators, this was an inhuman act of terrorism aimed at indiscriminately killing and maiming innocent people.

I can confirm that a young Tasmanian woman was wounded and is being treated in a Paris hospital.

My office has been in contact with her family, and I have personally passed on my best wishes for her full and speedy recovery.

The Government has been working closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to ensure that she and her family are supported in this difficult and distressing time.

Understandably, the young woman’s family have asked that I convey their request that their privacy be respected.

As has been said, the attacks were an assault on the French values of liberté, égalité, fraternité – values that we share.

Today, we also share in the pain, knowing that this has touched us too.

I am advised that our threat level has not been changed at this point in time, though I would reiterate that we should always remain alert.

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