Terror accused wanted meal, not gun: court

A Sydney man charged over the plot that led to the shooting death of NSW Police accountant Curtis Cheng "had no role in the conspiracy" and had instead agreed that day to get "Maccas" with his co-accused, his trial has heard.

Mustafa Dirani, 24, has pleaded not guilty to conspiring with others, including Raban Alou and Milad Atai, to do acts in preparation of a terrorist act or acts in 2015 between August 6 and October 2 - the day Mr Cheng was shot and killed by Farhad Jabar in Parramatta.

In his opening address for the defence in the NSW Supreme Court on Tuesday, Mark Tedeschi QC said Dirani "knew nothing" about a call Alou received hours before the murder from firearm supplier Talal Alameddine, and "at that stage, was not a party to anything other than going to have lunch together".