Thomas Zinn  (centre), the partner of Lindt Cafe siege victim Tori Johnson, with her parents  Rosie Connellan  and Ken Johnson after the inquest into the incident concluded in Sydney on Wednesday. Photograph: David Moir/AAP Image via AP

Australian police failed to respond quickly enough to the threat posed by a gunman responsible for a siege at a Sydney cafe in 2014 in which three peo(...)

 A family handout image of Katrina Dawson. She is one of two hostages who died in a siege at a central Sydney cafe in December. An inquest heard she was   killed by police bullet fragments.

One of the hostages held during a siege at an Australian cafe last month was killed by a ricochet of at least one police bullet that also injured thre(...)

Women from the Muslims and Friends association pay their respects as thousands leave flowers at a memorial outside the Lindt Cafe in Sydney. Photograph: Dean Lewins/EPA

Australian counter-terrorism police say they have arrested two men in Sydney, eight days after a 16-hour siege in a central city cafe ended with the d(...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott attends the memorial service for Katrina Dawson at Sydney University, Sydney, Australia, 23rd December 2014. Photograph: EPA/Nikki Short

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott says security agencies have reported an increased level of “terrorist chatter” and that “an attack is likely”.S(...)

The casket of Tori Johnson is removed from his  memorial service, in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Memorial services for the two victims of an Australian cafe siege were held on Tuesday.Lindt Chocolat Cafe manager Tori Johnson and lawyer Katrina Da(...)

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his wife Margie join thousands of Sydney residents to lay flowers at a memorial near the Lindt chocolate cafe in Martin Place following the  siege. Photograph: EPA

Tony Abbott, the Australian prime minister, has said his national security team needed to look into why a self-styled Islamist activist with a trouble(...)

Tori Johnson (left) and Katrina Dawson who died during Tuesday’s seige in Sydney. Photograph: Facebook

The two hostages who were killed in the Sydney cafe siege have been remembered as heroes by friends, family and strangers.The dramatic 16-hour stand-o(...)

A man places flowers as a mark of respect for the victims of Martin Place siege on December 16th, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis, was shot dead by police in the early hours of Tuesday morning after taking hostages at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Martin Place. Two other people died, 33-year-old cafe manager Tori Johnson and 38-year-old Sydney barrister Katrina Dawson. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Getty Images

The gunman at the centre of the siege at a Sydney cafe was not on a terrorism watchlist, Australia’s prime minister has said, as police began a wide-r(...)