House of Representatives Committees

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Review of the listing of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code Act 1995

On 15 December 2005 the Governor-General made a regulation listing the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code 1995.

Section 102.1A of the Criminal Code Act 1995 provides that the Committee may review a regulation which lists an organisation as a terrorist organisation and report its comments and recommendations to each House of the Parliament before the end of the applicable disallowance period for that House. The disallowance period is 15 sittings days.

The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions addressing the terms of reference by Monday 23 January 2006. Please refer to our brochure called preparing a submission for more information.

In order to facilitate electronic publishing of submissions, the Committee would prefer them to be emailed to or sent on disk or CD-ROM to the Committee Secretariat in Microsoft Word® or Portable Document Format (PDF).

A private hearing will be held on 6 February 2006.


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The following information on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was provided to the Committee by the Attorney-General, the Hon Philip Ruddock, MP. It is this material upon which the Committee will base its review of the listing of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Information on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) (PDF 421KB)

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