A NSW man who espoused neo-Nazi and other right-wing extremist views has been charged with encouraging a mass casualty terrorist attack.
The 18-year-old was arrested at a home in Albury on Wednesday and later charged with advocating terrorism and urging violence against members or groups.
The man had been monitored by federal and NSW police since August but a recent escalation prompted investigators to intervene, AFP Assistant Commissioner Scott Lee said on Wednesday.
His communications on various social media platforms, most of which were mainstream, allegedly turned to support for a mass casualty event and his potential involvement in it.
The man also allegedly sought to provide others with bomb-making material and encourage others to commit terrorist acts and violence against community members, Mr Lee said.
NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Walton has alleged the man was against “almost anyone who didn’t look like him”.
If convicted, the man could face 12 years in jail.
He will face Albury Local Court on Thursday where an application will be made to have the matter heard in a Sydney court at a later date.