Journalist from Queensland accused of terrorist plot James Waugh faces court as mother launches spray
An ex-journalist charged with planning a coastal Queensland terrorist attack was revealed.
An AFP and Queensland Police Joint Anti Terror Unit arrested James Waugh, 29, on Friday.
He's accused of plotting an assault on Bundaberg.
The investigation started after Waugh allegedly threatened a public member.
His mother, meanwhile, steadfastly defends her son.
Karina Anderson wrote on Facebook that her "beautiful son" would harm no one, describing the charges as "filthy lies."
"No family ever goes through this pain," she said.
Officers reportedly discovered electronic devices containing details "indicating a desire for violent extremism."
"The decision to charge this man was made to prevent an Australian terrorist attack and protect the community," said Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Scott Lee.
He faced court on Saturday, not filing for bail.
His next hearing in December.