On 5 August 2021, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (the Committee) commenced a review into five organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995. The organisations are:
- Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades;
- The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK);
- Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT); and
- Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).
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 and report its comments and recommendations to each House of the Parliament before the end of the applicable disallowance period for the House. The disallowance period is 15 sitting days from the day the regulation is tabled.
Details of the re-listings can be found on the following links:
Making a submission
Submissions are requested by 20 August 2021. Further information about making a submission to a parliamentary committee is available here.