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Thursday, 4 September 2014
Page: 9730

Mr TEHAN (Wannon) (09:53): by leave—I rise to make a statement on behalf of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security in relation to its inquiry into the listing of Boko Haram as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code Act 1995.

Under the provisions of the Criminal Code, the committee may review the making of a regulation to list a terrorist organisation and report the committee's comments and recommendations before the end of the disallowance period for each House.

I am reporting the committee's findings to the House today to fulfil the committee's responsibility to report within the disallowance period for the Criminal Code (Terrorist Organisation—Boko Haram) Regulation 2014. The committee has conducted its review and fully supports the listing of Boko Haram. The committee recommends that the regulation, made under the Criminal Code section 102.1, to list the Boko Haram as a terrorist organisation not be disallowed.

The committee's written report will be presented to the House in the next sitting fortnight.