National memorial service planned for Australian MH17 victims

A NATIONAL memorial service will be held in Melbourne next week to pay respect to those who lost their lives in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster.

The multi-faith service is scheduled for Thursday August 7 at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

Thirty-seven Australians including a Burleigh Heads woman were killed when the plane was shot down in East Ukraine two weeks ago.


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Flags on all Australian government buildings will be flown at half-mast on the day of the service.

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