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Review of the re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code

Issue date: Wednesday, 12 May 2021

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The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review of the re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

Hizballah’s External Security Organisation is an entity within Hizballah responsible for various activities including intelligence, surveillance, planning and executing terrorist acts against Hizballah’s enemies outside of Lebanon. Its operations are generally clandestine activities targeting United States and Israeli interests in the Middle East.

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 Wednesday, 26 May 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 deborah.seccombe@aph.gov.au

For background information: 

Committee Secretariat
(02) 6277 2360
pjcis@aph.gov.au

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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