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Criminal Code (Terrorist OrganisationAbu Sayyaf Group) Regulations 2019

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), GovernorGeneral of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 04 April 2019

Peter Cosgrove


By His Excellency’s Command

Peter Dutton

Minister for Home Affairs






1 Name

2 Commencement

3 Authority

4 Schedules

5 Terrorist organisation—Abu Sayyaf Group

Schedule 1—Repeals

Criminal Code (Terrorist Organisation—Abu Sayyaf Group) Regulation 2016

1  Name

  This instrument is the Criminal Code (Terrorist Organisation—Abu Sayyaf Group) Regulations 2019.

2  Commencement

 (1) Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.


Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3




1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

10 April 2019

Note: This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

 (2) Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

  This instrument is made under the Criminal Code Act 1995.

4  Schedules

  Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

5  Terrorist organisation—Abu Sayyaf Group

 (1) For the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition of terrorist organisation in subsection 102.1(1) of the Criminal Code, the organisation known as Abu Sayyaf Group is specified.

 (2) Abu Sayyaf Group is also known by the following names:

 (a) Abou Sayaf Armed Band;

 (b) Abou Sayyef Group;

 (c) Abu Sayaff Group;

 (d) AlHarakat AlAslamiya;

 (e) AlHarakat AlIslamiyya;

 (f) AlHarakatul AlIslamiyya;

 (g) AlHarakatulIslamia;

 (h) Mujahideen Commando Freedom Fighters.

Schedule 1Repeals


Criminal Code (Terrorist Organisation—Abu Sayyaf Group) Regulation 2016

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.