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27 June 2024, 9:47am
Media Release

Hunter man charged by Joint Counter Terrorism Team

This is a joint media release between the AFP, NSW Police Force, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and NSW Crime Commission

A man will appear in court today as the Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) Sydney continues to investigate an incident in an office in Newcastle yesterday.

About 12.30 yesterday (Wednesday 26 June, 2024), officers attached to Newcastle City Police District attended premise in Workshop Way and arrested a 19-year-old man.

A number of items were seized when the man was searched and these have been taken for further analysis. 

The man was taken to Newcastle Police Station and has now been charged with one count of Other acts done in preparation for, or planning, for terrorist act, contrary to section 101.6 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).

Following further inquiries, police have become aware of the existence of a document that had been circulated to a number of public figures and media outlets.

The man, from Raymond Terrace, has been refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 27 June, 2024).

There is no ongoing threat to the community relation to this investigation.

Inquiries are continuing.

The Joint Counter Terrorism Team Sydney is comprised of members from the NSW Police Force, Australian Federal Police, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and NSW Crime Commission.

Anyone with information about extremist activity or possible threats to the community should come forward, no matter how small or insignificant you think the information may be. The National Security Hotline is 1800 123 400.

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