Wong to review listed terrorism affiliates

By Melissa Coade

August 1, 2022

Penny Wong
Foreign minister Penny Wong. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

DFAT has put persons and entities subject to section 15 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 on notice that the list is up for review. 

The department said foreign minister Penny Wong would be reviewing 38 listed persons and entities under Part 4 of the charter to determine if the list will have continuing effect.

Submissions have been invited for a listed person or entity to write to Wong, asking for her to consider whether or not to continue their status on the list. The deadline for submissions is 5pm, 26 August 2022 (Australian Eastern Standard Time). 

“A listed person or entity, or their authorised representative, may apply in writing to the minister at any time to have the listing revoked.  

“The application must set out the circumstances relied upon to justify the application,” a statement on the DFAT website read.

“DFAT reserves the right not to consider late submissions.”

Listed parties or their authorised representative can make a written request to DFAT for an unclassified statement of reasons for their listing.

Applications to request the revocation of a listing can be made by email or post to the DFAT’s director of the Australian Sanctions Office or submitted via the online Pax portal

“The Act provides that an owner or holder of a ‘freezable asset’ may apply to the minister for a permit to authorise use of or dealing with the ‘freezable asset’ in a specified way,” the department said. 

“The Act also provides that an owner or holder of an asset may apply to the minister for a permit to authorise a person or entity to make assets available to a listed person or entity.”

Permits that are issued to use or deal with a ‘freezable asset’ or to make an asset available to a listed person or entity must specify whether the application relates to a basic expense dealing, a contractual dealing or an extraordinary expense dealing.

The 38 people and entities include Abu Nidal Organization; Aitzol IRIONDO YARZA; Al-Aqsa Foundation; Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade; Ali ATWA; Asim UMAR; Association de Secours Palestinien; Basque Fatherland and Liberty; Beit El-Mal Holdings; Comité de Bienfaisance et de Secours aux Palestiniens; Eneko GOGEASCOECHEA ARRONATEGUI; Eusebio ARZALLUS TAPIA; Fermin VILA MICHELENA; First of October Antifascist Resistance Group; Gorka PALACIOS ALDAY; Iñigo VALLEGO FRANCO; Itziar ALBERDI URANGA; Iván APAOLAZA SANCHO; José Antonio URRUTICOECHEA BENGOECHEA; José Ignacio RETA DE FRUTOS; Juan Jesús NARVÁEZ GOÑI; Juan Luis RUBENACH ROIG; Kahane Lives; Khalid MISHAAL; Maria Soledad IPARRAGUIRRE GUENECHEA; Miguel De Garikoitz ASPIAZU RUBINA; Musa Abu MARZOUK; National Liberation Army; Palestine Liberation Front; Palestinian Relief and Development Fund; Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine; Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command; Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia; Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front; Sanabil Association for Relief and Development; Shining Path; Usama HAMDAN; and Zigor ORBE SEVILLANO.


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