Media reports suggest that counter-terrorism police are currently at the home of the sister of the Australian man alleged to be involved in the Christchurch terror attacks.
50 have lost their lives after bullets were fired inside and out the front of two mosques on Friday. One of those killed is just a young boy. Four people are in custody, three men and a woman.
Brenton Tarrant's sister lives in Sandy Beach, near Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales north coast.
Nine News is reporting that there is a heavy police presence at the house on Monday morning.
Police told the network that there was no information to suggest there was an impending threat to the community related to current searches.
Police said in a statement to Nine News that the aim of the search was to formally obtain material that could help New Zealand Police.
Meantime, Independent Senator Fraser Anning is weathering another media storm, after emailing a statement to media outlets following the Christchurch terror attacks.
In the statement (pasted below) he appears to victim blame the Muslim community. Senator Anning held a press conference to elaborate on his comments during which he was hit in the back of the head with an egg by a teenage boy, now known as 'egg boy'.
Senator Anning responded by slapping the kid in the face twice, before his supporters placed the boy in a head lock. He later posted a pic of himself on social media showing his two black eyes.
Speaking following reports of multiple shootings at two Mosques in New Zealand earlier today, Senator Fraser Anning has responded with strong condemnation.
“I am utterly opposed to any form of violence within our community, and I totally condemn the actions of the gunman,” he said.
“However, whilst this kind of violent vigilantism can never be justified, what it highlights is the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand, of the increasing Muslim presence.”
“As always, left-wing politicians and the media will rush to claim that the causes of today’s shootings lie with gun laws or those who hold nationalist views but this is all clichéd nonsense.”
“The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.”
“Let us be clear, while Muslims may have been the victims today, usually they are the perpetrators. World-wide, Muslims are killing people in the name of their faith on an industrial scale.”
“The entire religion of Islam is simply the violent ideology of a sixth century despot masquerading as a religious leader, which justifies endless war against anyone who opposes it and calls for the murder of unbelievers and apostates.”
“The truth is that Islam is not like any other faith. It is the religious equivalent of fascism. And just because the followers of this savage belief were not the killers in this instance, does not make them blameless.”
“As we read in Matthew 26:52, ‘all they that take the sword, shall perish by the sword’ and those who follow a violent religion that calls on them to murder us, cannot be too surprised when someone takes them at their word and responds in kind,” Senator Anning concluded.