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Australia sanctions additional North Koreans

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced sanctions on additional North Koreans.

Media release: Australia sanctions additional North Koreans

Public Consultation: Review of 61 designations of individuals and entities under Australia’s autonomous sanctions in relation to Ukraine

DFAT is conducting a statutory review of 61 designations made under the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 in response to Russia’s ongoing threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. These designations will expire on 19 June 2017 unless extended by the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Further information on making a submission in relation to each of these reviews

Members of the public are invited to comment by 5 pm on Wednesday 17 May 2017.

Public Consultation on expanding Australia’s sanctions on North Korea

Public consultation on the exposure drafts of proposed amendments to the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 and the Autonomous Sanctions (Sanctioned Vessels – Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Designation 2015 have now closed.  The proposed amendments would give effect to expanded sanctions in relation to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced by the Foreign Minister, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, on 2 December 2016.

Further information on this issue can be found here: Public consultation on expanding Australia's sanctions on North Korea.

Last Updated: 2 June 2017