It is understandable that the New South Wales coroner’s report into the 2014 Lindt cafe siege, hot on the heels of the Manchester Arena bombing, should raise public concern over the threat of terrorism. This has come at an opportune time for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who has said that Australia’s defence laws might be changed in response, with discussion suggesting a greater role for the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) in domestic counter-terrorism operations.

This suggestion follows from questioning of police counter-terrorism capacities and, with people on "watch lists" conducting attacks, whether they should be detained rather than be allowed, potentially, to take innocent lives.