PJCIS endorses relisting of three terrorist organisations

THE Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security today tabled a report by statement endorsing the relisting of Islamic State, Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) as terrorist organisations under Division 102 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Criminal Code).

This report concludes the committee’s review of the 2023 relisting of three organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code.

All three organisations have been previously listed as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code. Their 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 organisations.

The committee reported that Islamic State, Boko Haram and ISWAP "all seek to promote sectarian violence and terrorist attacks in support of their extremist cause. Since these organisations were last listed all have committed and promoted the undertaking of terrorist acts which have caused widespread death and injury to civilians, government officials and military personnel".

Chair of the Committee, Peter Khalil MP said, "Islamic State, ISWAP and Boko Haram all continue to commit violent terrorist attacks causing death and injury. Having reviewed the available evidence, the committee has no hesitation endorsing the relisting of them as terrorist organisations under Australia’s criminal law."

Further information on the committee’s review and report by statement can be found on the PJCIS website.



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