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Outlawed terror organisations in Australia

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, 2016Edit

Listed terrorist organisations, 2006Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2002".
  2. ^ a b "Listed terrorist organisations". Australian National Security. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Terrorist organisations". Australian Attorney-General's Department. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  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 16 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Hamas' Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades". Australian National Security. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Australia lists Hamas as terrorist organisation". Big News Network. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  9. ^ url=, 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 20 July 2006.
  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