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Re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation

Issue date: Wednesday, 9 June 2021

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The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing tomorrow for its Review of the re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code.

The Committee will hear from the Government agencies such as the Department of Home Affairs, ASIO and the Australian Government Solicitor. It will also hear evidence from community groups and experts on Hizballah.

Chair of the Committee, Senator James Paterson, said that public hearings on these re-listings are an important part of the PJCIS’s oversight functions.

“The decision to list or not list an entity as a terrorist organisation is significant, and parliamentary scrutiny of these decisions is crucial,” he said.

Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.

Public Hearing Details

Thursday, 10 June 2021
9:30AM – 2:30PM (AEST)
Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra

A program for the hearing can be found here and the hearing will be broadcast live at

Media inquiries:

Chair, Senator James Paterson via Deborah Seccombe on 0451 255 891 or

For background information: 

Committee Secretariat
(02) 6277 2360

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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