Flight MH17 - All lines have been crossed in this crime against humanity
Thursday 17th July, 2014, will go down as the day that it stopped being another terrorist attack and started being something that every person became responsible for. A human life is valuable whether they are young or old, man or child - it all means the same. That person deserves the right to live in a safe world, not scared to walk out on their doorstep, or take a flight.
The plane had not sent a distress signal. It reportedly came apart at a cruising altitude of 33,000 feet, with its wreckage landing in territory held by pro-Russian insurgents who have been fighting the central government in Kiev.
Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, says security forces will create a corridor so that "Ukrainian experts and international experts will be allowed to hold a vast international investigation."
"This is a crime against humanity. All red lines have been crossed."
AIDS researchers were amongst the dead, with no survivors on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that crashed while they were enroute to an Australian AIDS conference to be held in Melbourne.
The Netherlands more than a week ago came third in the World Cup in Brazil. They had once again shown their sporting prowess to the world, even though they are such a small country. Today, we mourn 173 Dutch people who died with no pre-warning, in a plane that was shot down by a ground-to-air missile near the village of Grabovo, in an area controlled by pro-Russian separatists.
A plane, carrying 298 people from at least 10 countries, 28 of whom come from Australia - where I am from.
I hope when the truth is told, that it is not sugar-coated, nor a public relations exercise, but the facts so that we all can work together to ensure that this does not happen again.
What do you think we should be doing to do more?