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7 April: A Message to those serving Australians overseas

"As Australia and nations around the world confront the COVID-19 pandemic, the I wanted to send a message to our diplomats, public servants, military personnel and all those helping Australia and Australians overseas.

These times are challenging for all of us.

Being away from home, in some cases separated from your loved ones and working in difficult environments makes it even tougher.

On behalf of all Australians, I want to thank you for all that you are doing.

Your work is critical.

Whether it is helping get Australians stranded overseas home, ensuring they have supplies if they are stranded or continuing to represent our interests you are making a real and vital contribution that is valued and appreciated by all of us.

We will get through this and your commitment, professionalism and service will be a key reason why.

As you toil through long-hours, stress, uncertainty and the challenges, know you are helping your fellow Australians.

Again, from all of us at home, thank you.

Stay safe, stay kind and stay well.”