Suppressing the Financing of Terrorism

(2004) 16(1) Current Issues in Criminal Justice 71-8

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Jude McCulloch

Monash University

Sharon Pickering

University of Oxford - Border Criminologies; Monash University - Faculty of Arts

Rob McQueen

Griffith University; The Institute of Postcolonial Studies; Monash Law School

Joo-Cheong Tham

University of Melbourne

David Wright-Neville

Monash University - School of Political and Social Inquiry

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

Terrorism has become a major preoccupation of governments in western countries, including Australia, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. This preoccupation has often manifested itself in frenetic legislative activity. In 2002, amidst some public controversy, the Australian parliament passed a raft of legislation aimed at enhancing Australia's protection against the possibility of terrorist threat (Williams 2003; Carne 2003; Ricketts 2002; Head 2002; Senate Legal and Constitutional References Committee 2002). A major plank of such legislation was the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism Act 2002. Research into this legislation and its effects, however, remains very undeveloped. More generally, there is limited academic literature on combating the financing of terrorism (see, however, Levitt 2003; Sheppard 2002; Bantekas 2003; Selden 2003; Myers 2002; Chenumolu 2003; Hardister 2003; Pieth 2003). The scholarship to date tends to be focused on the legal and regulatory aspects of the legislation rather than its social and political implications in terms of civil rights and democracy (see Tan 2003). Against such a lacuna, this comment aims to briefly describe the key provisions of the Australian suppression of financing of terrorism regime. The larger section of this comment identifies six research questions concerning this legislation and its effects.

Suggested Citation

McCulloch, Jude and Pickering, Sharon and McQueen, Rob and Tham, Joo-Cheong and Wright-Neville, David, Suppressing the Financing of Terrorism (2004). (2004) 16(1) Current Issues in Criminal Justice 71-8. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3217008

Jude McCulloch

Monash University ( email )

23 Innovation Walk
Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

Sharon Pickering

University of Oxford - Border Criminologies ( email )

Manor Road Building
Manor Rd
Oxford, OX1 3UQ
United Kingdom

Monash University - Faculty of Arts ( email )

Clayton Victoria, 3800
Australia

Rob McQueen

Griffith University ( email )

Griffith Law School, Gold Coast Campus, GU
Gold Coast, Queensland
Australia

The Institute of Postcolonial Studies ( email )

78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3051
Australia

Monash Law School ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

Joo-Cheong Tham (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne ( email )

185 Pelham Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Australia

David Wright-Neville

Monash University - School of Political and Social Inquiry

Australia

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