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"The measures that I'm announcing today will ensure that the ADF (Australian Defence Force) is more readily available to respond to terrorism incidents, providing state and territory police with the extra support to call on when they need it," Turnbull said during a visit to military barracks in Sydney.
"Our enemies are agile and innovative. We have to stay ahead of them," he added.
However, since then, the country has witnessed several terrorist attacks, the worst among them was a 17-hour long siege in a cafe in Sydney in December 2014 that resulted in the death of three people.
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