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Condolences for Manchester

Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has expressed her condolences in State Parliament for the victims of the Manchester attack.

Speaking in Parliament, Katrina said thoughts also go to those who are still recovering in hospital from the horrific injuries they have sustained.

“As the mother of two teenagers, this atrocious attack, while on the other side of the world, has struck particularly close to home,” Katrina said.

“The music of Ariana Grande has a particular appeal to teenagers in the Cootamundra electorate, who are deeply saddened by the impact this attack had on all those affected by it, including the lovely young singer herself.

“Thankfully, it is at times of such horror that the best of humanity shines through—from those who comforted terrified young people on the night, to those taking the lead to show our solidarity with Manchester, with Britain, and with all nations that value the same freedoms that we value.

“We will not let this horrendous act stop us from going to public events and spending quality time with our families and friends. On behalf of my family and the electorate of Cootamundra, we are with you Manchester.”

Katrina welcomes members of the public to sign or email condolence messages to her electorate office at 140 Boorowa Street, Young or cootamundra@parliament.nsw.gov.au.

The messages will then be presented by Katrina to the British Consulate General in Sydney on behalf of the Cootamundra electorate.

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