‘I thought I was in 007’: Terror plot accused said he was approached by ASIO

Ali Khalif Shire Ali tells a gathering that ASIO organised a meeting with him at the Werribee Nando's outlet.

The man who allegedly planned to commit mass murder on New Year’s Eve once claimed he had been approached by ASIO to spy on terror plotters.

Ali Khalif Shire Ali told a forum that ASIO attempted to recruit him because they suspected he knew Farhad Jabar, the 15-year-old boy who shot dead a police employee in Parramatta, and other extremists.

‘I thought I was in 007’: Terror plot accused said he was approached by ASIO