Terrorism Suppression Act 2002

Financing of terrorism

8 Financing of terrorism

(1)

A person commits an offence who, directly or indirectly, wilfully and without lawful justification or reasonable excuse, provides or collects funds intending that they be used, or knowing that they are to be used, in full or in part, in order to carry out 1 or more acts of a kind that, if they were carried out, would be 1 or more terrorist acts.

(2)

[Repealed]

(2A)

A person commits an offence who, directly or indirectly, wilfully and without lawful justification or reasonable excuse, provides or collects funds intending that they benefit, or knowing that they will benefit, an entity that the person knows is an entity that carries out, or participates in the carrying out of, 1 or more terrorist acts.

(3)

In a prosecution for financing of terrorism, it is not necessary for the prosecutor to prove that the funds collected or provided were actually used, in full or in part, to carry out a terrorist act.

(4)

A person who commits financing of terrorism is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years.

Section 8(2): repealed, on 20 November 2007, by section 7 of the Terrorism Suppression Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 102).

Section 8(2A): inserted, on 22 June 2005, by section 4 of the Terrorism Suppression Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 83).

Section 8(4): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).