Review of the listing provisions of the criminal code: Alternative formats available on request to PIAC - Contact PIAC
In its submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on the Review of the Listing Provisions of the Criminal Code, PIAC has again called for changes to the listing regime. The listing regime sets out the mechanism for an organisation to be listed as a Terrorist organisation’. PIAC is concerned that the significant criminal law consequences that flow from the listing of an organisation as a terrorist organisation be appropriately reflected in the procedures. PIAC refers, in its submission, to the recent report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, to the UN Human Rights Council on his study of Australia in terms of human rights compliance while countering terrorism. In particular, PIAC noted his concerns about the application of a lower standard of proof for listing despite the serious criminal sanctions that flow from association with or assistance to a listed terrorist organisation.