Tim Smith is a leading frontbencher in the Victorian liberal-national opposition.
Since Sisto Malaspina was identified as a victim around 11am, a shrine has been erected in front of Pellegrini, the iconic restaurant in Melbourne, which he has owned since 1974.
A small crowd has gathered in front of the café. A sign on the door reads: "Due to an incident, Pellegrinis are closed until Monday, May 12th."
The mourners began to leave flowers and sign a tribute book left on a bar stool outside the door. There are also flowers by the window and a large photo of Malaspina.
The Bourke Street Café is an institution in Melbourne, located about 100 meters from Spring Street, where Victoria's Parliament is located.
Malaspina belonged to the café with its business partner Nino Pangrazio.
Victoria's Chief Inspector, Graham Ashton, announced an update this morning with Ian McCartney, Deputy Commissioner for the Australian Federal Police, and Melbourne Mayor Sally Capp.
McCartney said assailant Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, 30, has ties to the Islamic State.
"I think it's fair to say that he was inspired," said McCartney. "He was radicalized."
When asked how seriously the police took Isis' statement of responsibility for the attack, Ashton said it was difficult to know at this time.
He said the police had contact with Shire Alia's wife.
Ashton was unwilling to identify the victim, whom we now know to be Sisto Malaspina, the owner of a popular Pellegrini's Italian restaurant. This official confirmation is expected to arrive later today
Of the other two victims, Tasmanian Rod Patterson and an unidentified guard at Hampton Park, the police commissioner said the authorities believed they would soon recover and come out of the hospital soon. They were operated on at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Ashton also said the police have no information suggesting that additional threats were coming up tonight for the upcoming events in Melbourne, including an A-League game and a Spring carnival in Flemington.
Capp, Red Cross volunteers on the streets of Melbourne were out to help.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison also spoke to the media this morning.
Morrison said the efforts of the rescue workers, who cared not only for the victims, but also for the attacker, reminded "all of us what a decent, fair and humane people we are".
He said the Australians were mourning for a "tragic and violent life".
The Prime Minister was in contact with the police and intelligence services, as well as with Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews and the nation's opposition leader, Matthew Guy, and briefed Labor Party leader Bill Shorten.
Morrison ended his prepared remarks with a statement against "radical, violent extremist Islam that is against our way of life" and said he must "challenge it".
He said it was the "biggest threat of religious extremism" in the country, and he applauded the Muslims who worked to fight him.
I am the first to protect religious freedom in this country. But that also means that I must be the first to call religious extremism. Religious extremism has many forms around the world and no religion is immune to it. This is the lesson of history and, unfortunately, of modern history.
On Friday there was an attack when Victoria was in the middle of the election campaign. Liberal leader Matthew Guy made a statement on Saturday morning.
I do not accept and accept that "violent extremism is part of today's Australia.
That should not accept a Victorian or Australian.
I do not accept it as an opposition leader and I would never accept it as prime minister.
Victorians deserve and have a right to a secure life, and although we can never be immune to the threat of terror, as shown by yesterday's events, we should never accept it as part of our lifestyle.
Terrorism can be defeated, but never by accepting it as a normal part of life.
I will never accept blood on the streets of Melbourne as a norm.
Only a reckless determination to eradicate terrorism or crime of any kind can protect our community. Be it the domestic terror of a house invasion or riots and gangs roaming our streets
There can be no complacency and indifference when it comes to protecting the community.
We must resolutely oppose terrorism. And I would do that as a premier.
No ifs and buts and no assumption that extremism is just part of today's Victoria.
A government that I lead will never accept that violent extremism is part of today's Australia.
The victim of the attack on Bourke Street on Friday was identified. He is the well-known Melbourne restaurateur Sisto Malaspina, who ran the Italian restaurant Pellegrini in the central business district of the city.
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Hello and welcome to our coverage of the latest updates of the attack on Bourke Street in Melbourne.