The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review of the listing of Sonnenkrieg Division as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).
The organisation that has been listed, Sonnenkrieg Division, is a United Kingdom (UK) based extreme right-wing organisation that formed in 2018 as a splinter group of System Resistance Network (another proscribed terrorist organisation in the UK). Sonnenkrieg Division is an extreme right-wing organisation that adheres to a violent white-supremacist ideology inspired by the Nazi Party and the Satanic ‘Order of Nine Angles’ movement.
Under section 102.1A of the Criminal Code, the Committee may review listings of terrorist organisations and report its findings to each house of the Parliament within the 15 sitting day disallowance period.
Members of the public are welcome to make submissions to this review. Submissions should be provided no later than 5pm Wednesday, 14 April 2020.
Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.
Chair, Senator James Paterson via Deborah Seccombe on 0451 255 891 or Deborah.Seccombe@aph.gov.au
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