Paul Bibby

Paul Bibby

Paul Bibby is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Muslim leaders could have talked down Lindt Cafe siege gunman, inquest hears

Paul Bibby A prominent member of Sydney's Muslim community says the Lindt Cafe siege "may have had a different outcome" had he or the imam of Lakemba Mosque been able to talk to gunman...

Lindt Cafe siege: Assistant Police Commissioner Mark Jenkins forced to defend Monis bail appeal decision

Man Haron Monis was granted bail a year before the Sydney siege.

Paul Bibby The Assistant Commissioner of the NSW Police Force has faced stern questioning over his decision not to ask the state's prosecutors to appeal to the Supreme Court when Man...

Lindt Cafe siege survivor stands tall as Man Monis's gun appears at inquest

Paul Bibby There was an eerie click as the shotgun's hammer dropped, followed by the thud of a dummy cartridge hitting the courtroom floor.

Dentist and former deputy mayor Andrew Istephan admits assaulting elderly patients

Stephanie Gardiner, Paul Bibby Former Hurstville deputy mayor and dentist Andrew Istephan engaged in "callous and systematic exploitation" of elderly people for extra money. Now he has pleaded guilty to more charges.

Lindt cafe siege: shotgun used by Man Monis capable of firing four shots in five seconds

Man Haron Monis outside the Downing Centre courts in 2010.

Paul Bibby Mystery continues about provenance of Monis' shotgun after crime officer fires dummy cartridges in court during siege inquiry.

Lindt Cafe siege: Monis prosecutor should have applied for bail to be revoked, expert panel says

Paul Bibby The decision by a prosecutor not to apply for Man Haron Monis to be detained when he appeared in court two months before the Sydney siege had the effect of "tying the magistrate's hands".

Charges dismissed against woman arrested during terror raids after magistrate finds police acted illegally

Paul Bibby "Don't you touch me, you dogs, you have no right to search me!" And she was right.

Lindt cafe siege: Prosecutor did deal with Monis' lawyer for bail, inquest hears

Paul Bibby Man Monis's appearance in Penrith local court two months before last year's Sydney siege was, in the circumstances, surprisingly uneventful.

Lindt Cafe siege: Prosecutor says he reached 'consensus' with police regarding Monis bail

Man Haron Monis as featured in an Islamic State magazine after his death.

Paul Bibby Coroner Michael Barnes must now evaluate conflicting claims in the inquest into the Lindt cafe siege.

Lindt Cafe siege: solicitor in Man Monis case lacked formal training in NSW bail laws

Paul Bibby The prosecutor responsible for the last court appearance by Man Monis before the Lindt Cafe siege had no training in the state's new bail laws beyond an intranet summary, inquest hears.

Lindt Cafe gunman's claimed Islamic State affiliation simply desperation, inquest hears

Monis: sought to join the Rebels Motorcycle Club.

Paul Bibby Man Haron Monis was so desperate to be accepted into any group that the Lindt Cafe siege might never have occurred if his efforts to join the Rebels bikie gang had succeeded, a terrorism expert says.

Lindt Cafe siege: DPP solicitor did not appeal Monis bail decision even though it was 'screaming out for review,' inquest hears

Man Haron Monis in February 2010.

Paul Bibby The decision to grant Man Monis bail on an accessory to murder charge a year before the Lindt Café siege was "screaming out" for a Supreme Court appeal after the prosecutor neglected to put...

Lindt cafe siege: prosecutor failed to view crucial video evidence in Man Monis murder case

Man Haron Monis in February 2010.

Paul Bibby It was a crucial piece of evidence in a murder investigation – a video recording in which police interviewed a key witness.

Irishman Jason Cierans the victim of one-punch attack by Adrian Martinez, police allege

Paul Bibby, Rachel Olding, Georgina Mitchell An Irishman who is in an induced coma after an altercation in Bondi Junction was the victim of one-punch attack, police will allege.

Lindt Cafe Siege: solicitor in charge when Man Monis was granted bail defends his actions at inquest

Paul Bibby  The prosecutor responsible for opposing the release of Man Haron Monis on bail a year before the Lindt Cafe siege has admitted that he did not present evidence to the magistrate about the risk...

Police had dossier on Man Monis within hours of Lindt Cafe siege, inquest hears

Man Haron Monis in February 2010.

Paul Bibby Within hours of the Lindt Cafe siege, police suspected Man Monis was the gunman, had access to a report about his criminal history and knew he was at the centre...

Lindt cafe siege inquest: Crucial documents on DPP errors in Monis bail hearing excluded

NSW coroner Michael Barnes.

Paul Bibby Crucial documents that could further expose prosecution errors which lead to the release of Sydney siege gunman Man Monis on bail will not be examined by the inquest into the tragedy, with...

Lindt Cafe Siege: DPP solicitor made basic legal error and failed to put crucial evidence before 2013 bail application for Man Monis, inquest told

Paul Bibby The prosecutor responsible for opposing Man Monis' bail when he was charged with accessory to murder a year before the Lindt cafe siege made a basic legal error and failed to put crucial evidence...

Lindt Cafe siege: Australia needs national database of criminal and bail histories to avoid errors, inquest hears

Paul Bibby Australia needs a national database containing the criminal and bail histories of every offender in the country if prosecutors and police are to avoid the type of oversight that...

Lindt Cafe siege: detective tells of efforts to keep gunman Man Monis in jail

Man Haron Monis had a long criminal history.

Paul Bibby It was the type of hurried conversation that takes place between junior prosecutors and police dozens of times every day.