Are Australian charities are funding crimes overseas?


The Australian Treasury is calling for submissions from the public about new regulations cracking down on Australian charities using funds to benefit crimes overseas, including terrorism.

A national risk assessment made by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission last year found that between 2012 and 2016, 28 suspicious matter reports linked to Non Profit Organisations were filed, with a total value of $5.6 million potentially used to finance terrorism.

Professor of Global Islamic Politics at Deakin University; Greg Barton, says Australians need to be more careful with where they donate their money.

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