The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing tomorrow for its Review of the re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code.
The Committee will hear from the Government agencies such as the Department of Home Affairs, ASIO and the Australian Government Solicitor. It will also hear evidence from community groups and experts on Hizballah.
Chair of the Committee, Senator James Paterson, said that public hearings on these re-listings are an important part of the PJCIS’s oversight functions.
“The decision to list or not list an entity as a terrorist organisation is significant, and parliamentary scrutiny of these decisions is crucial,” he said.
Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.