Sichuan earthquake

Joint media release:

  • The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Prime Minister
  • Senator the Hon Bob Carr, Minister for Foreign Affairs

22 April 2013

On behalf of the Australian Government and the Australian people, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to those affected by the earthquake in Sichuan province, China on Saturday.

Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families in Ya'an city and surrounding areas.

As demonstrated during Sichuan's tragic earthquake in 2008, the Australian Government stands ready to assist in the recovery effort, should this be requested.

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