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Is Sydney prepared for a Melbourne attack?

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Melbourne has become the epicentre of trouble recently, but how well-prepared are other cities in preventing an incident like Flinders Street from happening?

In Sydney, there’s been a major rollout of Light Rail which leaves many questioning how capable this new infrastructure is in stopping vehicles from mounting the tracks.

Chief Executive of Homeland Security Asia Pacific Roger Henning tells Michael McLaren Sydney is no better equipped.

“What we’re watching is copycat activity which stems from the first incident in January in Melbourne last year which was totally preventable.

“So we’re praying the price for very soft policing.

“The lesson here is that unless you take serious action immediately when there is a idetitified threat, you usually end up paying dearly. That’s what happened in Victoria.

“I believe we’re better off in Sydney or Adelaide or Brisbane than in Melbourne.”

Listen to the full interview below

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