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Review of the re-listing and listing of two terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code

Issue date: Thursday, 17 June 2021

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The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review of the re-listing of Jama’at Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and listing of Neo-Jama’at Mujahideen Bangladesh (Neo-JMB) as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

Jama’at Mujahideen Bangladesh is a Bangladeshi Sunni violent extremist group whose ideology broadly aligns with al-Qa’ida’s global jihadist ideals.
Neo-Jama’at Mujahideen Bangladesh was first listed as an alias of Jama’at Mujahideen Bangladesh under Division 102 of the Criminal Code on 9 June 2018 and is now considered to be an organisation that operates independently of Jama’at Mujahideen Bangladesh.

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 on Friday, 2 July 2021.

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

Media inquiries:

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

For background information: 

Committee Secretariat
(02) 6277 2360

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