Combating the financing of terrorism: enhancing security or compromising civil rights and democracy?

  • McCulloch, Jude (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • McQueen, Robert (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Pickering, Sharon (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Tham, Joo-Cheong (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wright-Neville, David (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The suppression of financing of terrorism legislation is a significant plank in the Australian government s counter terrorism strategy. Critics argue, however, that measures aimed at starving terrorists of funding may be ineffective and even counter productive as well as impacting detrimentally on civil rights and democracy. Analysis of the implications flowing from extensive legislative and policy measures aimed at the financing of terrorism is seriously underdeveloped. The study will locate Australia s response in an international context and provide the first detailed account of the impact of the legislative and related measures on security, civil rights and democracy.
Effective start/end date1/01/0531/12/07


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD93,332.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD30,360.00