Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese says the events in Afghanistan have been “devastating” for the Afghan people and dangerous for Australian nationals who remain in the country.
He said the events have also been “traumatic for veterans of the conflict”.
“And terrifying for Australians with relatives back in Afghanistan.
“It is also potentially lethal for the many Afghans who have worked with Australian troops and officials for many years and have not yet been given safe passage out.
“And it will have profound implications for the standing of democracy in the world, for global geopolitics and for our own national security.”