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This instrument declares the kidnapping of two academics in Kabul, Afghanistan on 7 August 2016, until their release on 19 November 2019, to be a ‘declared overseas terrorist act’ for the purposes of the Australian Victim of Terrorism Overseas Payment Scheme.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 09 Sep 2021
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Social Security (Declared Overseas Terrorist Act—Kabul 2016) Declaration 2021

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

Dated               14  ·  8  ·  2021

SCOTT JOHN MORRISON

Prime Minister

 

 

 


Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

5  Declared overseas terrorist act.................................................................................................. 1

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Social Security (Declared Overseas Terrorist Act—Kabul 2016) Declaration 2021.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 35B(1) of the Social Security Act 1991 (the Act).

4  Definitions

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

Declared overseas terrorist act

                   The following terrorist act is a declared overseas terrorist act:

                     (a)  the kidnapping of two academics employed by the American University of Afghanistan, which occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan at approximately 8.35pm local time on 7 August 2016, until their release on 19 November 2019.

 

                   Note:   If the Prime Minister makes a declaration under subsection 35B(1) of the Act, then the Minister is taken to have made a determination under subsection 36(1) of the Act that the terrorist act is a major disaster.