Sharpe on Bondi Beach swastika incident - second since February

In Parliament | 17.04.19

NSW Interim Opposition Leader Penny Sharpe expressed her solidarity with the NSW Jewish community in the wake of the second swastika daubing at Bondi Beach since February.

On behalf of NSW Labor, Ms Sharpe officially condemned the attacks.

It is believed that the first incident occurred on February 9 and the second one on the morning of April 17.

“Just days before Passover (Pesach), it is deeply disturbing to see this hateful expression of antisemitism in one of the most public places in Australia,” Ms Sharpe said.

“This is not just an act of vandalism, it is a clear and calculated hate crime aimed at causing maximum harm and offence.”

“These appalling acts have no place in our society.”

“This is a reminder that we have to be vigilant and speak out against these sorts of sickening attacks.”