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Declaration of Terrorist Incident (15/01/2015)

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This declaration provides that the actions of Man Haron Monis on 15 and 16 December 2014 at 53 Martin Place Sydney NSW constitute a declared terrorist incident for the purposes of the Terrorism Insurance Act 2003.
Administered by: Treasury
Made 15 Jan 2015
Registered 19 Jan 2015
Tabled HR 09 Feb 2015
Tabled Senate 09 Feb 2015

 

Terrorism Insurance Act 2003

Declaration of Terrorist Incident

I, the Hon J.B. Hockey, Treasurer, being satisfied that a terrorist act has happened in Australia, hereby declare that the actions of Man Haron Monis described in the Schedule constitute a declared terrorist incident for the purposes of the Terrorism Insurance Act 2003.

For the purposes of subsection 6(6) of the Terrorism Insurance Act 2003, no reduction percentage applies.        

signed

 

 

The Hon J.B. Hockey

 

Date: 15 January 2015                    

SCHEDULE

 

Description of terrorist act or acts constituting a declared terrorist incident

Date of act

Location of act

Description of act

15 and 16 December 2014

Lindt Café, 53 Martin Place SYDNEY NSW 2000

On the morning of 15 December 2014 Man Haron Monis entered the Lindt Café armed with a pump action shotgun and held eighteen people hostage.  Mr Monis made demands and took actions or coerced hostages to take actions directed at advancing a political cause, prior to the cessation of the incident.  The incident concluded at approximately 2.15 am on 16 December 2014 when police entered the building.  Two hostages and Mr Monis died, and other hostages were injured during the incident.