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Source: Australian Federal Police

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police, New South Wales Police, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the NSW Crime Commission.

Members of the New South Wales Joint Counter Terrorism Team (NSW JCTT) have charged a man from Sydney’s south-west with three terrorism offences.

The 21-year-old Riverwood man was arrested by the JCTT at his home earlier this morning.

He is expected to appear before Parramatta Local Court tomorrow (5 December 2019) charged with the following offences:

  • Other acts done in preparation for, or planning, terrorist acts contrary to section 101.6 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth). The maximum penalty for this offence is life imprisonment.
  • Membership of a terrorist organisation, contrary to section 102.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth). The maximum penalty for this offence is 10 years imprisonment.
  • Advocating terrorism, contrary to section 80.2C(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth). The maximum penalty for this offence is five years imprisonment.

The NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team comprises the NSW Police Force, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the NSW Crime Commission.

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