The charity regulator’s warning to overseas aid charities follows recent measures to strengthen Australia’s defences against money laundering and financing terrorism. Approximately 6,100 registered Australian charities on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Charity Register indicate they have charitable purposes and activities overseas.

ACNC Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM said that while the ACNC had not existed long enough as an agency to come to a view on the extent of charity terrorism financing risk in Australia, international experience had shown that the most effective ...