THE head of the Australian Federal Police has warned the threat of terrorism in Australia is getting worse, as he confirms a 12-year-old boy is on the radar of security agencies.
The young boy is believed to be among a group of radicalised youth on the police radar in connection with the 15-year-old Parramatta shooter.
It’s understood he is listed on a federal court order imposed on a man who’s been prohibited from communicating with an 18-year-old being held in relation to the death of NSW police employee Curtis Cheng.
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Cheng was shot dead by Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar, 15, on October 2 as he left the Parramatta police headquarters for the weekend.
The teenager was later shot dead by a special constable.
The suspect has been banned from talking to a total of 18 people – including the 12-year-old.
He is still in police custody after being arrested in sweeping raids over a week ago.
It comes as the Prime Minister prepares to host a summit on combating violent extremism, in which the radicalisation will be one of the hot topics.
Malcolm Turnbull will join with senior law enforcement and counter-terrorism officials in Canberra this morning for the discussion.