LISTEN | 'We have seen the shocking loss of life': Shorten
LABOR opposition leader Bill Shorten has joined Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in condemning the attacks in Brussels that killed 34 and injured hundreds.
Speaking outside Gladstone Mater Hospital, Mr Shorten said "the wanton acts of terror and taking of lives was condemned by the whole wide world".
SHORTEN IN GLADSTONE
He joined the government with bipartisan support for the people of Belgium.
The Belgian capital was hit by two separate bombs, one at Zaventem Airport at 7am yesterday (5pm in Queensland) and one at a metro station an hour later.
Mr Shorten said he was like many Australians and had backpacked through Belgium in his younger days.
"Belgium people are a warm and generous people and they do not deserve this," he said.
"The day after we have seen the shocking loss of life and our thoughts are with the Belgium people in particular."