Deja Vu? Australia's reaction to Bali
Tan, See Seng
Date of Issue2002-10-30
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001, the French daily Le Monde eulogised the tragedy with the memorable statement: “We are all Americans now.” Following the recent Bali atrocity on October 12, where a reported 34 Australian lives (with another 55 still unaccounted for) were, in Prime Minister John Howard’s words, “wantonly and barbarically taken away,” one may equally say we are all Australians now.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 027-02
Nanyang Technological University