Statement: Bondi Junction Attack

Monday 15 April 2024

I am devastated to learn that one of the victims of the tragic attack in Westfield Bondi
Junction was a Chinese international student. She would have come to Sydney and Australia
full of hope and dreams for the future. I can’t imagine the grief, distress and shattered
dreams of her family.

Like thousands of other international students, she lived among us as part of our
community. She was one of us.

International students bring immeasurable value to NSW and our multicultural society and
deserve our care and respect.

I, and the NSW Government, express our deepest sympathies to her family and offer any
and all support through this the darkest of times for them.

On behalf of the Australian Chinese community, we wrap our arms and hearts around all
those affected.

What occurred was a shocking and terrible crime. However, we also saw the best of

We thank the brave bystanders who stopped the attacker from reaching more innocent
people, and the first responders that ran towards the danger, including the Senior Police
Officer who put her own life at risk to save others. We have deep gratitude for her
incredible bravery.

I extend my gratitude to our police, paramedics, nurses and emergency services for their
dedication and selflessness, especially in the worst of times. We know so many people have
been impacted by this event.

People all over our community are hurting, and we’ll stand together in the days and weeks
to come.

The University of Sydney is also providing extensive support for the family and counselling
support to students and staff.

I would strongly encourage anyone who needs help to please reach out for it.

General support for the community is also available at:
• Lifeline: Call 13 11 14, text 0477 13 11 14 or chat online.
• Kids Helpline: Call 1800 55 1800 or chat online.
• Beyond Blue: Call 1300 22 4636 or chat online.
• 1800RESPECT: Call 1800 737 732, text 0458 737 732 or chat online.
• 13 Yarn: Call 13 92 76.
• MensLine Australia: Call 1300 78 99 78.