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That’s where we will wrap up the blog for Tuesday evening.

Here’s what you might have missed today:

The Morrison government is facing calls from its powerful security committee to list the entirety of Hizballah as a terrorist organisation under the criminal code.

This evening, the parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security published its report on the government’s plans to re-list Hizballah’s External Security Organisation (ESO), which has been designated in that way since 2003.

“In this report the committee goes a step further. We recommend the government consider listing Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organisation. We do so based on the expert evidence received by the committee that the distinction that we currently draw between Hizballah’s ESO and the rest of Hizballah is an arbitrary one.”

“Twenty-two countries and two regional organisations list them in their entirety, including our Five Eyes allies such as the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada; like-minded countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan; and Arab countries and groupings including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League.”

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Read the original article at The Guardian

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