Declaration of Terrorist Incident (15/01/2015)

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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.        
The Hon J.B. Hockey
Date: 15 January 2015                    
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.