6 Dec 2012

Australian man on way to Papua charged with foreign incursion offences

4:19 pm on 6 December 2012

Australian police have charged a Victorian man on his way to the Indonesian region of Papua with foreign incursion offences.

The Australian Federal Police say the 45-year-old man appeared yesterday in the Brisbane Magistrates Court following a search of properties in Victoria and Queensland earlier in the week.

The man was charged with 'preparations for incursions into foreign states for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities'.

The maximum penalty for that offence is 10 years' imprisonment.