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This instrument declares the 21 April 2019 attacks in Sri Lanka as a 'declared overseas terrorist act' for the purposes of the Australian Victim of Terrorism Overseas Payment Scheme.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 03 Sep 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR09-Sep-2019
Tabled Senate09-Sep-2019

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Social Security (Declared Overseas Terrorist Act) Declaration 2019—Sri Lanka Easter 2019

Social Security Act 1991

I, SCOTT JOHN MORRISON, Prime Minister, make this declaration under subsection 35B(1) of the Social Security Act 1991.

Dated                      7 August     2019

 


SCOTT JOHN MORRISON

Prime Minister


1              Name of declaration

                This declaration is the Social Security (Declared Overseas Terrorist Act) Declaration 2019—Sri Lanka Easter 2019

2              Commencement

                This declaration commences on the day after this instrument is registered.

3              Definitions

                In this declaration:

                Act means the Social Security Act 1991.

                terrorist act has the same meaning as in subsection 100.1(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995.

4              Declared overseas terrorist act

                For the purposes of subsection 35B(1) of the Act, the following terrorist act is a declared overseas terrorist act:

1)      The eight bombings in Sri Lanka on 21 April 2019, in the following locations:

a.       the bombing at St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at approximately 0845 local time

b.      the bombing at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at approximately 0845 local time

c.       the bombing at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at approximately 0850 local time

d.      the bombing at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at approximately 0857 local time

e.       the bombing at St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, at approximately 0845 local time

f.       the bombing at Zion Church in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, at approximately 0905 local time

g.      the bombing at the Tropical Inn in Dehiwala, Sri Lanka, at approximately 1345 local time, and

h.      the bombing at a residential complex in Dematagoda, Colombo, Sri Lanka, at approximately 1415 local time.