Events have shaken us, but we will get through this: NSW officialsDecember 16, 2014 00:21
New South Wales police commissioner, Andrew Scipione, and NSW premier, Mike Baird, are addressing the media:
"This morning I come before you with the heaviest of hearts, unbelievable overnight we have lost some of our own in an attack we never thought we would see here in our city. In the past 24 hours this city has been shaken."
"The values we held dear yesterday, we hold dear today. the values of freedom, democracy and harmony."
"Today must come together like never before, we are stringer together, we will get through this. Events have shaken us, but we will not be dampened."
He pays tribute to the police and emergency workers who have worked around the clock for the past 24 hours.
"I commend the work of our police. It was tough out there; they have saved lives, many lives."