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Law Council of Australia


Review of ‘declared areas’ provisions of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth)

The submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security statutory review of the ‘declared area’ provisions in sections 119.2 and 119.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) (Criminal Code) was prepared by the Law Council of Australia. 

The declared areas regime in Division 119 of the Criminal Code was enacted by the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Act 2014 (Cth). The key provisions of the regime are:

The Law Council acknowledges that the task of developing and implementing legal mechanisms to effectively prevent, deter, disrupt and denounce the activities of so-called ‘foreign terrorist fighters’ is complex and challenging.

You can read the full submission below.


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