Three Chinese and Taiwanese staff members of an Australian currency brokerage who were held against their will by angry investors in Shanghai are freed by police after five days.
The call for Australian police to be given "shoot to kill" powers ramped up this week, in the wake of the London attack and the Brighton shooting. But should the police's powers be expanded?
Not every terrorist hostage-taker will be open to hostage negotiations. But everything we know from psychology tells us that some of them might be.
Police say they have Rick Maddison, who allegedly shot dead Senior Constable Brett Forte (pictured) in Queensland's Lockyer Valley yesterday afternoon, "contained" in a farmhouse west of Brisbane, as surrounding streets remain in lockdown.
Australia's most wanted terrorist Neil Prakash denies charges against him during a Turkish court appearance, local media reports.
Federal Attorney-General George Brandis argues his department has already changed its handling of correspondence in the wake of the Lindt Cafe siege, despite fiery criticism from Labor senators saying he had failed to deliver on Senate recommendations from 2015 over the handling of a letter from gunman Man Haron Monis before the siege.
It has been a long road for everyone involved in the Sydney siege and the events that led to the December 2014 tragedy.