Security to be boosted in Sydney on Anzac Day

Security will be tightened in Sydney for next week’s Anzac Day commemorations.

Road blocks and barriers will be in place, despite intelligence agencies saying there is no specific threat mentioning Tuesday’s march and dawn service.

The Daily Telegraph reported a terror expert has warned the threat of a radicalised “lone wolf” terrorist driving a car into a crowd is higher than ever.


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NSW Police’s Anzac Day operational commander, Superintendent Mark Walton said “in the last year or so, as that tactic has been used, we’re more responsive to it — so we do look at vehicle mitigation strategies — that’s really a fancy word for trying to block vehicle access to places of mass gatherings”.

“Obviously the Anzac march route, the Cenotaph gathering, the Anzac memorial gathering fit that profile.

“We will be doing supplementary things … to provide a growing level of protection around mass-gatherings for Anzac Day, as we have with other events — New Year’s or at the cricket.”

Michelle has worked as a broadcast journalist since 1999 and 102.9 Hot Tomato is her 4th radio station. Major stories she’s covered over the years include the Childers Backpacker Hotel fire and the fatal shooting of Police Officer Damien Leeding on the Gold Coast. Michelle has been writing for myGC.com.au since its inception. “I really enjoy lifestyle type stories that show the world just how interesting we all are.” Outside of work, Michelle volunteers her time with many local causes including Volunteering Gold Coast, the Schoolies Support Team and Rosies Street Outreach.

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