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Yes, you can't convict the kids on the basis of the crimes of the parents but nevertheless, they will be dealt with in exactly the same way as the families of criminals are normally dealt with, these aren't the first Australians who have committed very serious crimes overseas, who have families. They will be dealt with in the normal way.
If criminals come within the reach of our law, whether they’re male or female, they will face the full severity of our law, ... There are criminals who go to jail all the time and they have children, and the children of these particular criminals will be dealt with in the same way that the children of criminals are normally dealt with.
What's proposed by China and now joined by many other countries could serve a very useful purpose because we have a massive infrastructure deficit in this country and in our region, a new multilateral bank to fund infrastructure, particularly in our region, could play a really important part for good in the years and decades to come.
The last Australian submarine came off the production line in about 2001. As I understand it the last Swedish submarine came off the production line in about 1996, so it's almost two decades since Sweden built a submarine, we are working with the three countries that have continuous, relevant submarine experience.
I would say to the Indonesian people and the Indonesian Government: We in Australia are always there to help you, and we hope that you might reciprocate, i don't want to prejudice the best possible relations with a very important friend and neighbor. But I've got to say that we can't just ignore this kind of thing.
... Kneeling before the death cult flag with a knife in his hand and a machete before him one of those arrested said this: 'I swear to almighty Allah, we will carry out the first implementation for the soldiers of the caliphate in Australia', he went on to say ... 'I swear to almighty Allah, blond people, there is no room for blame between you and us. We only are ... stabbing the kidneys and striking the necks’.
He had a long history of violent crime, infatuation with extremism and mental instability, as the siege unfolded yesterday, he sought to cloak his actions with the symbolism of the (Islamic State) death cult. Tragically, there are people in our community ready to engage in politically motivated violence.
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