Around 7,500 people in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, stage a protest against Prime Minister Scott Morrison's lack of acknowledgement towards an ongoing bushfire caused by drought and climate change.
A gunman, who killed one man, injured two others, and was holding three people hostage, is found dead when an armed tactical response police team storms a building in the Ingleburn industrial area in suburban Sydney, Australia. All hostages were unharmed. [http:--www.smh.com.au-nsw-police-ambulances-rush-to-scene-of-shooting-in-sydneys-south-20160307-gnc6zf.html ("The Sydney Morning Herald")] [http:--www.stuff.co.nz-world-australia-77620675-Sydney-shooting-Police-still-negotiating-with-gunman-after-triple-shooting (Stuff.co.nz)] [http:--www.klfm967.co.uk-news-world-news-1908521-reports-of-hostages-after-australia-shooting- (Sky News via KLFM)]date=August 2019
Australian police in Sydney arrest two men who, police say, were planning attacks on locations such as naval bases and police headquarters. New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn said Wednesday's activity brings the number of people arrested in connection with last year's Operation Appleby to 13.
Australian police mount raids in the cities of Sydney and Brisbane on alleged Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant sympathisers based on intelligence claims that they were planning a public execution in Australia with fifteen people arrested.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Victorian Police raid premises across Victoria in relation to alleged financing of a terrorist organisation believed to be the Kurdish Workers Party. One of the premises raided was of the Kurdish Association of Victoria; the AFP also raids properties in Sydney and Perth.