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Getting Funds to, from or for a Terrorist Organisation

– section 102.6 of the Criminal Code Act 1995

Getting Funds to, from or for a Terrorist Organisation is when you either receive funds from a Terrorist Organisation or you provide or collect funds for a Terrorist Organisation.
funds to or from a terrorist organisation
The offence of getting funds to, from, or for a terrorist organisation is a very serious offence which is heard in the Supreme Court.
 
What is the legal definition of Getting Funds to, from or for a Terrorist Organisation?
The Prosecution must show that the accused either intentionally received funds from, or made funds available to, an organisation that is a terrorist organisation, whether directly or indirectly. It is also an offence if the accused collected funds for, or on behalf of, an organisation that is a terrorist organisation. The accused must have had the knowledge that the organisation was a terrorist organisation or have been reckless as to whether the organisation was a terrorist organisation.

“Did you give money to a Terrorist Organisation?”
Examples of Getting Funds to, from or for a Terrorist Organisation
  • You raise funds to support the campaign of a Terrorist Organisation.
  • You make a donation to a Terrorist Organisation.
Legislation
The section that covers this offence is section 102.6 of the Criminal Code Act 1995.
 
  • You did not receive funds from a Terrorist Organisation.
  • You did not provide or collect funds from a Terrorist Organisation.
  • You did not do any of the above intentionally.
  • You had no way of knowing the money was coming from or going to a Terrorist Organisation.
  • You are a lawyer and received funds from a Terrorist Organisation as payment for legal services.
There are other possible defences, depending on the circumstances surrounding the alleged offending. Each matter is unique and requires an individual approach and strategy.

Questions in cases like this
  • Can they prove that your received or provided funds?
  • Can they prove you knew the organisation was a Terrorist Organisation?

The maximum penalty for intending to commit this offence is imprisonment for 25 years. And the maximum penalty for being reckless as to committing this offence is imprisonment for 15 years.
 
What can you be sentenced to for this charge?
As this is considered a very serious offence, if you are found guilty you are likely to get a prison sentence.