The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a review of the re-listing of Islamic State East Asia (ISEA) as a terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).
The Australian Government previously listed ISEA as a terrorist organisation on 12 September 2017. ISEA is affiliated with Islamic State and follows an extreme interpretation of Islam. The organisation is comprised of a number of violent extremist factions who have pledged allegiance to Islamic State and merged under the ISEA banner.
Under section 102.1A of the Criminal Code, the Committee may review listings of terrorist organisations and report its findings to each house of the Parliament within the 15 sitting day disallowance period.
Members of the public are welcome to make submissions to this review. Submissions should be provided no later than 5pm Monday, 28 September 2020.
Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.