Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

MH370—Third Anniversary

Media Release


08 March 2017

Today marks the third anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and its 239 passengers and crew from 14 different countries.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester today spoke at a National Memorial Service held for the families and friends of the seven passengers on board MH370 who called Australia home.

“Those on board MH370 will not be forgotten and our thoughts remain with their family and friends,” Mr Chester said.

“It has been an honour today to be joined by the loved ones who have suffered a great loss.

“The disappearance of MH370 is one of the great mysteries of our time and led to the largest search in aviation history.

“The Australian Government is proud to have taken a strong leadership role and led both the surface search in the southern Indian Ocean and the subsequent underwater search for the missing aircraft.”

Mr Chester also confirmed the Australian and Western Australian governments were working together to establish and install a permanent memorial in Perth honouring all on board MH370.

“I believe a permanent memorial would be an important way to honour everyone on board MH370 and a place of quiet reflection for family members and friends. My goal is to have it installed as soon as possible.”