Adelaide man accused of encouraging people to commit terrorist acts online

A MAN has been arrested by counter-terror police in South Australia after he allegedly used social media to encourage people to commit terrorist attacks.

The South Australian Joint Counter Terrorism Team (SA JCTT) arrested the 50-year-old man in Adelaide today after a member of the public reported his activities to the National Security Hotline.

The Flinders Park man is accused of posting videos to social media which encouraged people in overseas conflict zones to commit terrorist acts.


He was arrested at a facility in Northfield and has since been charged with four counts of advocating terrorism, contrary to section 80.2C of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).

SA Police said there was no current or impending threat to the Australian community as a result of today’s operation.

The 50-year-old man is scheduled to front Adelaide Magistrates Court at a later date.

The National Security Hotline is a vital component of Australia’s national counter-terrorism efforts.

Anyone who sees or becomes aware of something suspicious or unusual should phone the hotline immediately on 1800 1234 00.