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Monis was on bail for 43 sexual assault charges and a charge of accessory to murder when he took 18 people hostage in the Lindt cafe in Martin Place on December 15, 2014.

The NSW Department of Public Prosecutions will argue, in a hearing scheduled for 2pm, that the inquest should not examine the issue of bail.

It is understood the DPP will argue that the scope of the inquest is too wide to consider the bail issue.

The DPP has not commented on its action.

The inquest has now completed hearing evidence from witnesses in the first segment exploring Monis’s background.

Read Alex Mitchell’s article ‘Stench of cover up at Lindt inquest’ published in Echonetdaily this week at:

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