Outlawed terror organisations in Australia

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In 2002, as part of the fight against terrorism worldwide, the Australian Parliament passed the Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2002 "enabling Australian governments to deal with organisations involved in terrorism,"[1] and empowered the Australian government to list an organisation as a terrorist organisation, and inserted a range of terrorist organisation offences into the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).[2][3] For example, under the law it is an offense to materially support or be supported by such organisations.[4] Under Division 103 of the Criminal Code, it is illegal to finance terrorism.[5]

For listing as a terrorist organisation, an organisation may be found to be such by a court as part of a prosecution for a terrorist offence or the same may be specified in regulations upon the motion of the Attorney-General of Australia under Division 102 of the Criminal Code Act 1995. Listing, de-listing and re-listing follows a protocol that mainly involves the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the Attorney-General's Department.[6]

Listed terrorist organisations, 2016[edit]

As of November 2016, the Australian government has listed 20 foreign organisations as terrorist organisations.[2] All but one of those organisations are associated with Islamist ideology. The remaining organisation is the Kurdistan Workers Party.

In addition, Hamas was listed in July 2014.[8] It was removed from the list by January 2015.

Listed terrorist organisations, 2006[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2002". 
  2. ^ a b "Listed terrorist organisations". Australian National Security. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Terrorist organisations". Australian Attorney-General's Department. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  4. ^ Australian National Security: What Australia is doing
  5. ^ Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) s 1.1, Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth). Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Protocol for listing terrorist organisations". Australian National Security. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  7. ^ "Hamas' Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades". Australian National Security. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  8. ^ "Australia lists Hamas as terrorist organisation". Big News Network. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  9. ^ url=http://tkb.org/Group.jsp?groupID=204, title=Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), publisher=MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base
  10. ^ 031/2007 - 19 February 2007 - Re-listing of Al-Zarqawi (tanzim qa'idat al-jihad fi bilad al-rafidayn) as a Terrorist Organisation
  11. ^ United States Department of State. "Asbat al-Ansar)". Retrieved 2006-07-20. 
  12. ^ Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base
  13. ^ "Jaish-e-Mohammad: A profile". BBC News. 6 February 2002. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  14. ^ Attack May Spoil Kashmir Summit
  15. ^ Lashkar-e-Toiba, BBC