Today I joined members of the Ukrainian community – including husband Robert Bilyk – and their Tasmanian friends at a rally in Hobart calling for peace in Ukraine.

The Labor Opposition stands shoulder to shoulder with the Australian Government, the Australian community and Australia’s allies across the world in supporting Ukraine and opposing this unprovoked aggression.

Thank you to the Association of Ukrainians in Tasmania for organising this rally and for supporting their community.

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Ukrainian Rally

Words below from my husband – who is of Ukrainian descent – and has family living in Ukraine 🇺🇦

Tears flowed at this morning’s rally of solidarity with the Ukrainian people held at Parliament House gardens in Hobart.

A number of people spoke of their shock and disbelief at Putin’s unprovoked and unjustified attack on the peaceful and peace loving people of Ukraine.

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Kingborough citizenship ceremony

I’m always excited to see the smiles on the faces of migrants as they become Australian citizens. They understand what an extraordinary privilege it is to be a citizen of such a free, prosperous country as ours.

Thank you to the Kingborough Council for inviting me, and my colleague Julie Collins MP, to today’s citizenship ceremony to witness people taking one of the most important and profound steps in their lives.