This inquiry and report are conducted under the following powers:
Criminal Code Act 1995
Section 119.3 Declaration of areas for the purposes of section 119.2The Foreign Affairs Minister may, by legislative instrument, declare an area in a foreign country for the purposes of section 119.2 if he or she is satisfied that a listed terrorist organisation is engaging in hostile activity in that area of the foreign country.
Review of declaration The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security may review a declaration before the end of the period during which the declaration may be disallowed under section 42 of the Legislation Act 2003.
Criminal Code (Foreign Incursions and Recruitment–Declared Areas) Declaration 2018 - Mosul District, Ninewa Province, Iraq.