Khayre’s descent from teenage criminal to suburban killer saw him slip through cracks between state and federal agencies – with tragic consequences

The key question being asked by the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and many others since Yacqub Khayre killed a hotel attendant and shot three police officers during a siege in Melbourne on Monday is: how was a man with such an extensive history of violence and with links to extremism out on parole?

As Turnbull prepares to ask this again at a meeting with state leaders on Friday, there are calls to eliminate parole for terror-related incidents and perhaps even violent offences generally, meaning offenders would serve their full prison term before being released into society.

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