Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

IT must be hoped that the re­cent cold-blooded terror at­tacks in Paris have not in­creased chances of a strike in Aus­tralia. Nev­er­the­less, it cer­tainly hasn’t down­graded our “high” terror threat alert. Last week, Curtin MHR Julie Bishop told the Western

Sub­urbs Weekly there were seven Aus­tralians “that we know of” who were in the vicin­ity of the at­tacks but were not a tar­get. “They didn’t care who they were shoot­ing,” Ms Bishop said. The For­eign Af­fairs Min­is­ter held her an­nual Christ­mas party early this year. Ms Bishop will be at a United Na­tions con­fer­ence in Paris when she nor­mally hosts the Lib­eral Party fes­tive cel­e­bra­tion. “We must be even stronger in our re­sponses and stand­ing up for our val­ues, be­liefs and way of life,” she said. Trav­el­ling is our way of life and we should con­tinue to enjoy it, al­beit with a lit­tle cau­tion.

Denise S. Cahill - ed­i­tor

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