An emotional Scott Morrison has said that he and his wife Jenny were struggling to understand Hannah Clarke’s brutal death – as he read her latest Instagram message to Parliament.
The Prime Minister paid tribute to Mrs. Clarke, who was burned alive with her three children at the start of Question Time on Wednesday by her estranged husband.
He said in a trembling voice: “When Jenny and I spoke about it, we just couldn’t get around it, because I’m sure this is the case for every single parent, and it doesn’t matter if you are a parent or not – you can’t imagine it.
An emotional Scott Morrison (pictured in parliament on Wednesday) said he and his wife Jenny were struggling to understand Hannah Clarke’s brutal death
Hannah Clarke and her three children who were murdered by her estranged husband
“It’s just too awful to think about. The act itself and that someone could commit that act, especially as a father. It is incomprehensible.
‘And such a wickedness that you just ask: how does that evil happen in our country?
“We all extend our sympathies and love here to the Clarke family, but I have to wonder if that could ever be enough to cover the deep sorrow.”
Before a silent parliament, father, father of two, Morrison, read Mrs. Clarke’s latest Instagram message before she was murdered by Rowan Baxter in Camp Hill, Brisbane.
He said, “She wrote,” I am a strong woman “- she was, no doubt.
“I am not bothered by it and I do not feel sorry for myself, nor will anyone abuse me again.
“I am a survivor, not a victim. I am in control of my life, and there is nothing that I cannot achieve.
“My girls will grow up as strong women who understand their value.”
Morrison added, “This hope was broken when Hannah and her children were killed.
Scott Morrison is pictured with his wife Jenny. The pair discussed Hannah Clarke’s murder
Isaiah Baxter, 22, (center), the son of murderer dad Rowan Baxter (left), has shown his support to his stepmother Hannah who murdered his father with their three children
“We must work together as we have been, as long as it takes to restore that hope for those we know today, in this country today, who live in exactly the same danger as Hannah and her children.”
Anthony Albanese, the leader of labor, repeated Mr Morrison’s words.
He said: “I thank the Prime Minister not only for his words, but undoubtedly for his sincere commitment to do something about this, along with the rest of this parliament.
“The murders of Hannah Clarke and her children Alea, Leana and Tray shocked us deeply.”
It comes when Baxter’s son has his support behind his murdered stepmother and her three children.
Isaiah Baxter, 22, shared a photo of the Story Bridge in Brisbane, illuminated in pink in honor of Hannah Clarke, 31, who was murdered by her estranged husband Baxter.
The failed NRL player burned Hannah and her children Aaliyah, 6, Laianah, 4 and Trey, 3, living in their car at Camp Hill, Brisbane, on Wednesday morning.
Isaiah Baxter, 22, shared a photo of Brisbane’s Story Bridge illuminated in pink, Hannah’s favorite color, on Sunday evening in honor of her and the three children
Isaiah placed the photo with # SmallSteps4Hannah, the name of a charity against domestic violence set up by her parents Lloyd and Suzanne.
He added heart and butterfly emoticons and also shared fundraising for Hannah’s family who raised more than $ 200,000.
The young man is the son of Baxter from a previous relationship before he married Hannah 11 years ago and has been alienated from him for several years.
He also changed his profile photos on social media to an image of Hannah in heaven with angel wings beside her children, who is popular with mourners.
Isaiah expressed his support after more than 1,000 people had made a vigil at her old school on Sunday evening for the murdered family that he could not attend.
Isaiah also changed his social media profile photos into an image of Hannah in heaven with angel wings beside her children, which is popular with mourners
Isaiah (left) is the son of Baxter from a previous relationship before he married Hannah 11 years ago (right) and has been alienated from him for years (photo taken in 2015)
Dressed in pink – Hannah’s favorite color – her father Lloyd Clarke and brother, Nat, thanked the public for their support.
“We would have felt lost without all your support. I don’t know how we can pay back that kindness, “the distraught father said.
He described the last week as the “most difficult of their lives.”
“We may not all know you, but you embraced our family when our entire world collapsed, and we are genuinely grateful for that,” he said.
“While I’m experiencing this really difficult time, my family and I are forever grateful to our neighbors and those who were first on the scene and desperately trying to help Hannah and the children.
‘You have done selflessly and without hesitation what you could do to save them. I don’t know how we can pay back such kindness, except to say that we will be eternally grateful.
“You have restored the belief that there are many good and decent people in the world.”
Mrs. Clarke and her children, Laianah (below) Aaliyah (above) and Trey (in the hands of his mother) were killed by the hands of their father
The charity of the family is called Small Steps for Hannah, because the only part of her body that was not horribly burned was the sole of the foot. This print was made by hospital nurses
Family image of Hannah Clarke seriously injured by Rowan Baxter who died in the car fire with the three children
Mr. Clarke spoke of his pride in everything his daughter managed to achieve before her life was cut off.
He also thought about the joy his three grandchildren brought him.
Hannah’s brother Nathaniel Clarke said he worked in Central Queensland on Wednesday morning and was told by his bosses to hurry home.
“My wife had called me to say, look, just come home, I knew what was happening, I just didn’t know the whole world knew,” he told Triple M. on Monday.
The charity of the family is called Small Steps for Hannah, because the only part of her body that was not horribly burned was the sole of the foot.
Sergeant David Beard shared her dreams of becoming a police officer at the wake at Whites Hill State College at Camp Hill – just a few blocks from the murder.
Hannah spoke about her plans in a Police Citizens Youth Club during a visit to a friend the day before she burned to death.
Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said that Hannah’s courage and heroism were the merits of an excellent officer.
“Until her death, Hannah showed amazing courage and heroism, and made sure that she gave our police and emergency services on site a detailed explanation of the horrific events that took place, leading to the death of her three children and ultimately herself,” she said said.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (left), parents of Hannah Clarke Lloyd and Suzanne Clarke (center) and police commissioner Katarina Carroll (right) at the wake
Lloyd Clarke is comforted by his son Nat at the community watch-up for his daughter Hannah and her three children
A police officer speaks during a wake to remember the murdered mother. Thousands of mourners attended the event
Crosses with mother’s names and young people burned alive by their father are flooded with flowers of mourners
“Hannah’s determination to provide our police with the information they needed to ensure that justice should be served is really the kind of person that Hannah was.” She was strong, she was determined, she was brave.
“How lucky that we would have been to the Queensland Police to have welcomed someone with those attributes into our police family.”
The Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge and the Town Hall in Brisbane were also lit with pink lights to honor the family.
Baxter threw their car in gasoline and lit it while Hannah dropped the kids off at school.
The youth died on the spot while Hannah later that day succumbed to her horrific burns in the hospital, and Baxter stabbed herself in the chest and died of his injuries.
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Hannah Clarke is standing on the beach with her daughters Laianah and Aaliyah
The Victoria Bridge is seen in pink illuminated in the CBD of Brisbane in honor of Hannah Clarke and her three children who are immersed in gasoline and set on fire
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Queensland Police officers are summoned for an incident involving family violence involving the couple.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19 – EARLY MORNING:
Rowan Charles Baxter, 42, is seen filling a jerry can with fuel at a local gas station.
Baxter dives into the white Kia Sportage of his estranged wife Hannah Clarke as she prepared to drop off the school in Raven Street, Camp Hill, a rich suburb of Brisbane.
He extinguishes Mrs. Clarke, 31, and their three children – Aaliyah, six, Laianah, four, and Trey, three – in gas and turns on the car.
Neighbors hear an explosion that sounded like a ‘gas bottle’ explosion. At least four explosions followed.
Baxter takes a knife from the SUV and stabs himself in the chest.
He tries to prevent neighbors from saving his wife and children before he dies on the street.
Mrs. Clarke escapes the burning car and shouts, “He poured gas on me.”
Startled witnesses see her skin peel off her body.
A heroic neighbor washes her down in an attempt to save her life and suffers from burns herself.
She is being brought to Royal Brisbane and the Women’s Hospital in a critical condition.
Mrs. Clarke dies in the hospital because of the terrible burns she sustained during the suicide of the four-fold murder.