The Queen v. Khazaal
Lower Court Judgment
9/06/2011 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Criminal Appeal)
(McClellan CJatCL, Hall J, McCallum J)
Criminal law — Terrorism — Collecting or making documents likely to facilitate terrorist acts — Section 101.5(1) of Criminal Code 1995 (Cth) ("Code") makes an offence the collection or making of a document connected with preparation for, engagement of a person in, or assistance in a terrorist act, where that person knows of the connection — Section 101.5(5) of Code creates defence if collection or making of document not intended to facilitate preparation for, engagement of a person in, or assistance in a terrorist act — Defendant bears evidential burden of proof under s 101.5(5), as defined in s 13.3(6) of Code — Respondent found guilty of offence of making document connected with terrorist act knowing of that connection contrary to s 101.5(1) of Code — Whether respondent discharged evidential burden under s 101.5(5) of Code, having regard to s 13.3(6) of Code — Whether evidence at trial suggested reasonable possibility that making of document by respondent not intended to facilitate assistance in terrorist act so as to engage defence in s 101.5(5) of Code.
Words and phrases — "assistance in a terrorist act", "connected with", "evidential burden".
07/10/2011 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)
19/10/2011 Notice of appeal
04/11/2011 Written submissions (Appellant)
04/11/2011 Chronology (Appellant)
25/11/2011 Written submissions (Respondent)
27/02/2012 Summons seeking leave to intervene (Attorney-General of the Commonwealth)
02/03/2012 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)