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  • Security stepped up as Australia orders siege probe

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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    Monis arrived in Australia in 1996, was granted asylum and then citizenship. Despite apparently being able-bodied, he was also on welfare benefits.

    SYDNEY -- December 17, 2014: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today ordered an urgent enquiry into why a deranged Islamic gunman was not under surveillance and how he obtained citizenship, as security was stepped up after a fatal cafe siege.
     
    Iranian-born Man Haron Monis, 50, had a history of extremism and violence and was on bail for a string of charges, including sexual offences and abetting the murder of his ex-wife....

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