Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews has assured the family of Cleo Smith that federal law agencies are aiding local efforts to find the missing four-year-old.
It comes after Scott Morrison on Tuesday passed his best wishes to the Smith family and that the hearts of the nation went out to them.
Ms Andrews told the House of Representatives in Canberra on Wednesday that the Australian Federal Police had joined the search efforts to find Cleo.
“They are currently doing that in the case of four-year-old Cleo Smith, who disappeared from a camp site in Western Australia,” she said.
Our thoughts are with the family, and I can assure them that the advanced capabilities of federal law enforcement are being deployed to aid local efforts to find Cleo.
“Australians can be certain that we will continue to equip our law enforcement and intelligence agencies with the tools and the resources that they need to combat this very serious crime – and especially crimes against children.”
Anthony Albanese echoed the comments and said the thoughts of all parliamentarians were with Cleo’s family.
“Certainly along with the rest of the House and the rest of Australia, we all want to see young Cleo found safely,” he said.