Overall conclusion

The Committee is satisfied that appropriate processes have been followed and concludes that Abu Sayyaf Group, al Qa’ida, al Qa’ida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, Hurras al-Din, Jemaah Islamiyah, National Socialist Order and Hamas meet the definition of terrorist organisations, namely that these organisations:
are directly or indirectly engaged in, preparing, planning, assisting in or fostering the doing of a terrorist act; or
advocate the doing of a terrorist act.
The Committee therefore supports the listing or re-listing of the eight organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code and finds no reason to disallow the legislative instruments doing so.
The Committee has made recommendations regarding further community engagement by Government, and further monitoring by the Committee, in relation to consequences arising from the expanded listing of Hamas.

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About this inquiry

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 under that Act, and report its comments and recommendations to each House of the Parliament before the end of the 15 sitting days’ disallowance period. This inquiry reviews regulations listing eight organisations.