Charities accounts frozen or denied

Under the ATCSA 2001, the authorities can seize property or cash, and freeze bank accounts, in cases of suspicion about 'terrorist' purposes.  These powers have been used to investigate charities and to freeze their bank accounts.  A prime target for such harassment has been Interpal, which funds humanitarian activities in occupied Palestine, yet investigations have found no evidence of terrorist links.

CAMPACC Submission to the Joint Committee for Human Rights on the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Bill, October 2010

CAMPACC argues for an end to the control of every aspect of the finances of those subject to freezing orders. Based on nothing other than Treasury's 'suspicion' that they may be involved in Terrorism, CAMPACC outlines the draconian effects of this administrative punishment.

Read the submission