The State government plans to co-opt the private sector in its fight against terrorism.
Deborah Snow is a senior writer with The Sydney Morning Herald and a former federal political reporter for the Australian Financial Review. She has also served as foreign correspondent for ABC-TV in Moscow and London, and as a reporter on Four Corners.
Finding potential terrorists who drop off the intelligence radar is a Sisyphean task.
What can reasonably be called into question at this early stage is messaging.
Rarely, if ever, has a police operation in Australia been so meticulously dissected.
Information on military capabilities which could be deployed during a terrorist attack was refused.
The long-awaited report into the Lindt cafe siege walks a judicious line.
Despite the delay, the hostage deaths of Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson were not the fault of police, the coroner found.
The families of Lindt café siege victims Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson have spoken for the first time of their horror at learning that police were waiting for a hostage to die or be seriously wounded before storming the café in December 2014.
The DPP was not subject to the same public inquisition as the police, the association's acting president says.
Hostages Jarrod Morton-Hoffman and Fiona Ma quietly plotted ways to ease their fellow hostages' plight.