Isn't it more than a bit weird that some readers of Catallaxy can crack jokes during an actual hostage crisis underway in their own country? People use black humour for disasters that have happened at some distance, sometimes, but during a hostage crisis in their own country?
Update: not sure what the point would be of any Prime Minister doing a press conference only a few hours into a hostage situation, particularly a PM as prone to making gaffes as this one. Leader of "Team Australia" trying to comfort the nation in fatherly manner? Just issue a press statement, like Shorten did.