The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) invites members of the public to comment on a review of Australia’s listings of five persons pursuant to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1373 (2001).

UNSC Resolution 1373 requires all UN Member States to prevent and suppress terrorist acts. Australia implements these obligations in Part 4 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 (CotUNA) and the Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008.

These laws make it a criminal offence to use or deal with the assets of, or to make assets available to, persons and entities listed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Under the CotUNA, listings expire after three years, unless extended by the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

This round of public consultations is for five such listings that are due to expire on 17 November 2017. The public consultation period on these five listings will be open until 5pm on Tuesday 19 September 2017. More information about listings currently under review and how to make a submission is on the DFAT website.