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Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

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Review of the re-listing of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), Jamiat ul-Ansar (JuA) and Al-Qa'ida in Iraq (AQI) as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995.

On 1 November 2008 the Hon Robert McClelland MP, Attorney-General, made the decision to review the re-listing of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), Jamiat ul-Ansar (JuA) and Al-Qa'ida in Iraq (AQI) as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 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 from the day the regulation is tabled.

The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions addressing the terms of reference by Thursday 20 November 2008. 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 pjcis@aph.gov.auor sent on disk or CD-ROM to the Committee Secretariat in Microsoft Word® or Portable Document Format (PDF).

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Report

The following information on Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), Jamiat ul-Ansar (JuA) and Al-Qa'ida in Iraq (AQI) was provided to the Committee by the Attorney-General, the Hon Robert McClelland MP. It is this material upon which the Committee will base its review of the re-listing.

Information on Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), Jamiat ul-Ansar (JuA) and Al-Qa'ida in Iraq (AQI) (PDF 74KB)

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