The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a review of the relisting of Islamic State East Asia (ISEA) as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Criminal Code).
ISEA is a Philippines-based organisation affiliated with Islamic State. The Australian Government has listed ISEA as a terrorist organisation since 2017. Since its last relisting in 2020, ISEA has continued to make terrorist threats and conducted a number of terrorist attacks in the Philippines.
Relisting ISEA triggers the ongoing application of a number of offences under the Criminal Code relating to membership of, support for, or association with the organisation.
Section 102.1A of the Criminal Code provides that the Committee may review listings of terrorist organisations and report its findings to each house of Parliament within the 15 sitting day disallowance period.
Members of the public are welcome to make submissions to this review by Friday, 29 September 2023.
Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.
Chair Mr Peter Khalil MP, via Lachlan Hinds
0455 999 677
For background information
Committee Secretariat, Parliamentary Joint Committee on intelligence and Security
(02) 6277 2360
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