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Days Before He Stabbed Officers, Numan Haider Issued Chilling Warning To Police, Inquest Told

Numan Haider was shot dead at the Endeavour Hills police station after injuring two police officers with a knife.
Numan Haider was shot dead at the Endeavour Hills police station after injuring two police officers with a knife.
The Melbourne teenager who stabbed two officers before being shot dead, told police five days before his death that they would “pay” for counter-terrorism arrests, an inquest has heard. Continue reading Days Before He Stabbed Officers, Numan Haider Issued Chilling Warning To Police, Inquest Told

Lindt Cafe Siege: Australia Needs National Database of Criminal and Bail Histories

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 allowed the Sydney siege gunman to remain at liberty, the coroner’s court has heard.

In the year leading up to the attack on the Lindt Cafe in December last year, gunman Man Haron Monis was granted bail on a string of serious charges, including accessory to murder and 40 counts of sexual and indecent assault.

The inquest into the siege has heard that on each occasion investigating police and solicitors did not realise that some of the offences Monis had been charged with occurred while he was on bail for sending offensive letters to the families of dead Australian soldiers – a Commonwealth offence.

While counsel representing the families of two siege victims have suggested that police could and should have simply “put two and two together”, the inquest heard on Tuesday that there was a nation-wide problem with the flow of information between law enforcement agencies across state boundaries and between the state and Commonwealth jurisdictions.

Experienced DPP solicitor Larissa Michalko told the court it was “very, very difficult to get that kind of information”.

“In NSW it’s difficult to get interstate criminal histories and difficult to get Commonwealth histories,” she said.

“It’s the same in the ACT, and slightly worse in Victoria. There are differences between histories in different states – often criminal histories don’t include the bail conditions applying to the accused person. A bail report will have that information, but they’re often not admissible [in court].”

Read more in Camden Courier.

Inquest Into the Deaths Arising From the Lin​​dt Café Siege​: Segment To Start Monday

The inquest into the deaths arising from the Lindt Café siege will examine the circumstances surrounding, and issues arising in relation to, the deaths of Tori Johnson, Katrina Dawson and Man Haron Monis in December 2014.

The inquest is being held in segments, with findings expected to be delivered by the State Coroner in 2016. The dates of the current segment of the inquest are Monday, 25 May 2015 to Friday, 5 June 2015.

Read more about the inquest and attendance and watch live stream of the opening address of Lindt Cafe Inquest (on 25th May) on the Lindt Cafe Inquest

Source: www.lindtinquest.justice.nsw.gov.au