The Australian High Commission in Papua New Guinea says a Brisbane man who faces charges doesn't fall under the Enhanced Co-operation Program's jurisdiction.
Earlier this month, John Jones was charged with failing to comply with a police direction, provoking a breach of peace, and drunk driving with undue care.
Last Friday Mr Jones appeared briefly in the Waigani Comittal Court before his case was adjourned until October 19.
A spokesperson at the Australian High Commission, Matt Anderson, says Mr Jones is definitely not an ECP official.
"He's a contractor working for a private commercial company and that company has been contracted by the Australian government to help implement the Enhanced Co-operation Programme in the area of logistical support. The treaty under which the ECP personnel will be deployed is quite specific about designated persons and he's not a person or official or any other officer under the Enhanced Co-operation Programme."
Meanwhile, police say investigations have also been launched into allegations that Mr Jones was beaten up by police at the site of his arrest.