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This instrument declares the 15 and 16 January 2019 attacks in Nairobi, Kenya as a 'declared overseas terrorist act' for the purposes of the Australian Victim of Terrorism Overseas Payment Scheme.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 18 Nov 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR25-Nov-2019
Tabled Senate25-Nov-2019


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Social Security (Declared Overseas Terrorist Act—Nairobi 2019) Declaration 2019

I, SCOTT JOHN MORRISON, Prime Minister, make the following declaration.

Dated             11 October                     2019


Prime Minister

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Social Security (Declared Overseas Terrorist Act) Declaration 2019—Nairobi 2019

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after registration.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 35B(1) of the Act. 

4  Definitions

             (1)  In this instrument:

Act means the Social Security Act 1991.

terrorist act has the meaning given by subsection 100.1(1) of the Criminal Code.

             (2)  Dates and times in this instrument are expressed in terms of Eastern African Time.

5  Declared overseas terrorist act

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

                     (a) the complex attack at the DusitD2 hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, from approximately 2.30 pm on 15 January 2019 to approximately 10 am on 16 January 2019.