NSW leaders to get together for extremism crisis talks

POLICE, politicians and Muslim community leaders will come together in Sydney today to discuss measures to counter violent extremism.

NSW Premier Mike Baird will host today’s crisis talks with Islamic leaders and Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione after the Parramatta shooting that claimed the life of veteran police accountant Curtis Cheng.

Opposition Leader Luke Foley and Lakemba MP Jihad Dib have also agreed to join discussions.


Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is also seeking talks to address the spread of violent extremism, and has called an urgent meeting of security chiefs on Thursday.

An 18-year-old Parramatta man remains in police custody after being arrested in dawn raids on Wednesday in connection with the shooting, while three other men have been released without charge.