Oz trib­ute to vic­tims

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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.

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