Sydney siege report signals tighter immigration curbs

February 22, 2015 4:16 AM

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Sydney siege report signals tighter immigration curbs

PERTH (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott foreshadowed tighter immigration controls on Sunday when he released the first report into a siege last December in Sydney’s Lindt cafe, in which two hostages and the gunman were killed.

The legal system "had let the country down," Abbott said, almost ten weeks after Iranian refugee Man Haron Monis walked into the cafe to hold 18 hostages at gunpoint during a 17-hour siege and bring Australia’s largest city to a standstill.

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