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Terrorism Incident: Albanese, Kershaw and Burgess Speak

The terrorism incident in Sydney last night saw the government, Federal Police and ASIO speaking out today in an attempt to calm Australians already unsettled by the Bondi shopping centre murders on Saturday.

In western Sydney overnight, a teenager with a knife entered Christ the Good Shepherd Church, an Assyrian community church in Wakely, and stabbed Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel whilst he was preaching. After members of the congregation detained the youth, live-stream video of the incident was circulated on social media. A riot ensued outside the church with NSW police coming under attack.

The NSW Police Commissioner, Karen Webb, designated the stabbing a terrorist incident.

This morning, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Federal Police Commission Reece Kershaw and Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) held a press conference in Canberra.

Watch the press conference – transcript below (20m):

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