A woman from Maitland has been charged along with a man from Sydney over online threats to an Australian Senator.
Australian Federal Police laid the charges on Tuesday morning, after executing search warrants on their respective homes. A mobile phone was seized from the man’s home.
The 41-year-old Hunter woman and 29-year-old Harrington Park man are accused of sending two separate threatening messages on November 23, 2021 which threatened or advocated violent acts.
The woman has been charged with using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence and faces up to five years imprisonment.
The man has been charged with threatening to cause harm to a Commonwealth public official and faces up to seven years imprisonment.