Official Australian Government advice for all Australians is “do not travel” to Iraq.
The Government has also banned travel to the Iraqi city of Mosul, which is under the control of ISIL.
It is irresponsible of Wyatt Roy to travel to the front line of the conflict between ISIL and Kurdish forces in Northern Iraq, in a region regarded as very high risk.
He has placed himself at risk of physical harm and capture, and acted in defiance of government advice.
Mr Roy did not seek nor did he receive assistance from the Australian Government for his travel to Iraq.
The Government does not endorse or approve of Mr Roy’s actions, and strongly urges other Australians to follow the official advice of “do not travel to Iraq”.
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