Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
Review of the re-listing of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code Act 1995
On 26 September 2007 the Governor-General made a regulation re-listing the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code Act 1995
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 that House. The disallowance period is 15 sittings days. Due to the federal election in November 2007, this review lapsed but was re-listed on 12 February 2008.
The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions addressing the terms of reference above by Monday 5 May 2008. Please refer to our brochure called preparing a submission for more information.
In order to facilitate electronic publishing of submissions, the Committee would prefer them to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent on disk or CD-ROM to the Committee Secretariat in Microsoft Word® or Portable Document Format (PDF).
Private and Public hearings
The following information on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was provided to the Committee by the Attorney-General, the Hon Philip Ruddock MP. It is this material upon which the Committee will base its review of the listing of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
Information on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) (PDF 29KB)
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