The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security today tabled a report by statement endorsing the re-listing of Islamic State East Asia (ISEA) as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Criminal Code).
ISEA is an officially recognised affiliate of Islamic State, comprising several violent extremist factions, merging under the Islamic State East Asia banner. It has performed terrorist acts against civilians, armed forces, and government officials in the Philippines.
ISEA has been previously listed as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code. Its relisting for a further three-year period ensures the ongoing application of offences under the Criminal Code relating to membership of, support for, or association with the organisation.
The Committee’s report by statement acknowledges that the appropriate processes have been followed, and that the Committee agrees that Islamic State East Asia continues to meet the threshold for listing as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code.
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