One issue concerns all Australians about the countries emerging from the former Yugoslavia: the appalling loss of life and suffering taking place there. Australians have been touched by it. We understand the pain the conflict causes citizens of communities with links with parts of the former Yugoslavia. With the suffering and horrors which have been deeply felt here, it has been a tribute to those of former Yugoslav descent to not allow the pressures and tensions of this appalling conflict to spill over into this country (Paul Keating, Prime Minister of Australia 1 ).