Flags in Randwick to be flown at half-mast in honour of Bondi Junction victims

Flags in Randwick to be flown at half-mast in honour of Bondi Junction victims
Image: The Australian flag will be flown at half-mast across the country today in honour of the Bondi Junction victims. Sean.odonnell, Shutterstock.

Flags at Randwick Town Hall and Randwick Administration Building will fly at half-mast today, Monday 15 April, in honour of the six people killed in the horrific attack at Bondi Junction.

The move came at the request of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who said flags across Australia outside government buildings should be flown at half-mast today as a mark of respect for the victims.

The Commonwealth Flag Network made the announcement yesterday afternoon at the behest of the prime minister.

Randwick Mayor Philipa Veitch said the whole community was in a state of mourning following the “senseless attack” and “loss of life” on Saturday afternoon.

“Many in our community have been deeply affected by the attack and are struggling to make sense of the situation,” she said.

“The attack showed us the very worst of humanity,” continued Mayor Veitch.

“But it also brought out the very best in human spirit and I would like to commend our first responders – police and paramedics – as well as the people at the mall who approached the assailant and the store attendants who safely protected customers during the attack.”

“And of course, the actions of the police officer, Inspector Amy Scott, in approaching and stopping the assailant showed exceptional courage, bravery and professionalism and is to be commended.”

“We also commend the ongoing efforts of the doctors, surgeons and nurses at the Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals in Randwick and other hospitals who responded with critical care in a very difficult situation.”

The government has invited the people of NSW to sign an online condolence book in honour of those affected.

Following an outpouring of floral tributes left at the Bondi Junction shopping centre over the weekend, a table will reportedly be set up for people to physically sign condolence books.

Health Minister Ryan Park also announced measures to be taken within the Bondi community to provide mental health support for frontline responders.

Eight mental health clinicians in high visibility clothing were deployed to Bondi Junction yesterday to provide support to the community.

“I don’t want people to suffer as a result of this tragedy,” he said.

A dedicated phone line for victims of the Bondi Junction incident has also been established. Please call 1800 019 123 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.


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