Review of the relisting of five organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code

October 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76092-298-6

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Terms of Reference

Overall Conclusion

List of Recommendations

1. Introduction

  Re-listing of al-Shabaab, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party
  Protocol for listing terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code
  Conduct of the review
  Report structure

2. Al-Shabaab, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and Palestinian Islamic Jihad

  Palestinian Islamic Jihad
  Committee comment

3. Hamas' Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades

  Legislative criteria for relisting
  Non-legislative factors
  Previous reviews
  Expanding the listing
  Process for relisting
  Committee Comment

4. The Kurdistan Workers' Party

  Legislative criteria for listing
  Non-legislative factors
  Previous reviews
  Stakeholder concerns
  Committee Comment

A. List of Submissions

B. Witnesses appearing at a public hearing

C. Process for the 2021 relisting of five organisations under the Criminal Code

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2360

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 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.

Past Public Hearings

01 Oct 2021: Canberra