National Security

Mr President, I refer the Attorney-General to the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995 which states that if any Australian engages in conduct that assists by any means whatever, with intent to assist, another country or an organisation that is engaged in armed hostilities against the Australian Defence Force, they are guilty of treason and should face life in jail. I also refer the Attorney-General to the fact that his government acknowledges more than 120 Australian citizens are engaged in armed hostilities against the Australian Defence Force and fighting for Islamic State. His government has identified hundreds of Islamic Australian citizens living on home soil who have assisted Islamic State. Can the Attorney-

General explained why those citizens have not been charged with the high crime of treason or sedition? 

QWN - National Security 03-03-2015