Terror plotter must serve more jail time

Georgie Moore
·1-min read

A man who plotted a terror attack on Melbourne's Federation Square has had his jail sentence increased on appeal.

Ali Khalif Shire Ali was initially jailed for 10 years, with a minimum of seven-and-a-half years.

Prosecutors argued this was not enough and Victoria's Court of Appeal on Friday agreed.

Shire Ali was re-sentenced to a maximum of 16 years' jail. He must serve 12 years before becoming eligible for release on parole.

He admitted planning to shoot civilians and take hostages as New Year's crowds welcomed in 2018 at Federation Square.

His brother Hassan Khalif Shire Ali was shot dead by police in the CBD after killing one person and injuring two others in a November 2018 stabbing attack.