The prayers and heartfelt sympathies of all Australians are with the victims and the families of the victims of this shocking crime in Melbourne today.
And we thank and acknowledge the heroism, the professionalism of the police and the emergency workers who rushed to the aid of the victims.
Joined by bystanders who mindless of their own danger sought to help those who had been attacked in this shocking crime.
Their love, their selflessness, their courage is the very best of our Australian spirit.
Statement on criminal attack in Bourke Street, Melbourne