State funeral offer for iconic restaurateur killed in Bourke Street terror attack

"I've been very open about the cancellation of visas, the numbers have ramped up, because there are some people should not go on to become Australian citizens", he said.

Her daughter, Belinda, who lives near the shrine, said she was not anxious about being in public after Friday's attack.

"You can't let that stop you", she said.

There was "no evidence" available to intelligence services that the terrorist behind the Bourke Street stabbings was preparing an imminent attack, Dutton added.

Pellegrini's is famous for being the first cafe in Melbourne to have an espresso machine and is a beloved spot amongst locals and food critics across Australia.

Shire Ali had already crashed his auto containing gas cylinders on the busy Bourke Street before stabbing three men and attacking officers.

Rogers, affectionately dubbed "Trolley Man", rose to prominence this week after attempting to subdue knife-wielding attacker Hassan Khalif Shire Ali with a shopping trolley.

Shire Ali had set the auto, packed with gas cylinders, alight, but it did not explode.

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Mr Rogers has not always been on the right side of the police, telling Australian media that he has been in and out of jail over the past few decades and has a history of drug abuse.

Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said the Friday attack is being treated as a terrorist incident.

Federal police said the attacker had his passport cancelled in 2015 amid fears the Somali-born man would go to Syria.

It comes as Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton this morning stepped up calls on communities with information about terror plots to tip off police and intelligence agencies to save lives. "The police can't contemplate every circumstance", he told reporters in Brisbane.

"That is why it is important for us to get as much information from the imams, from spouses, from family members, community members, council workers, people that might be interacting with those that might have changed their behaviours, where they think they've been radicalised", the Australian Associated Press quoted him as saying.

"Hasan suffered from mental illness for years and refused help", the letter read.

"We are very disappointed with the event.we extend our sympathy to everyone who was made a victim". Prime Minister Scott Morrison also responded in a video shared online, slamming "religious extremism".

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