Oz tribute to victims
AUSTRALIAN Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has told a Las Vegas memorial that Australia staunchly stands beside America in the aftermath of the recent mass-killing.
Mr Ciobo laid a wreath to honour the 58 killed when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on an open air concert from a suite in the Mandalay Bay casino on October 1.
“I wanted to take this opportunity while I was in Las Vegas to send a very strong and clear message — that message that Australia stands with you,” Mr Ciobo told the ceremony.
Las Vegas-based Australian group Human Nature performed the Australian and US national anthems.
TRIBUTE: Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo at a memorial in Las Vegas for the 58 victims of the October 1 shooting.