Deadly Sydney Siege Shows Australia Vulnerable, Abbott Says

December 16, 2014 1:09 AM

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sydney’s 16-hour siege that ended today in the death of a gunman and two hostages showed Australia isn’t immune to terrorism attacks.

The siege showed “that even a country as free, as open, as generous and as safe as ours is vulnerable to acts of politically motivated violence,” Abbott told reporters in Canberra. “Australians should be reassured by the way our law enforcement and security agencies responded to this brush with terr...

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