Minister for Justice media release: Multi-million dollar plan to block terror funding in South-East Asia
$4.6 million will be invested to block funding to Islamic State-aligned terrorist groups in South-East Asia, through a Federal Government initiative to be led by financial intelligence agency AUSTRAC.
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said the Government will work closely with neighbouring countries to stamp out efforts by ISIL to establish a local presence, following its decline in the Middle East, and to strengthen security for Australia and the region.
“This money will be used to detect and disrupt funding to Islamic State-aligned terrorist groups, and I look forward to our international partners joining a new regional Counter ISIL financing group,” Mr Keenan said.
Read the full media release on the Minister for Justice website.