Sanctions Tracker – Update on Australia’s response to the situation in Ukraine

Australia has recently extended its sanctions regime to designate additional individuals and entities, and pledged to provide further military assistance for Ukraine. Further designations On 24 February 2023, the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Australian Government announced additional sanctions in response to the ongoing Russian hostilities. [1] Foreign Minister Penny Wong reiterated … Read more

Further expansion to Australia’s Sanctions Regime introduced

On 31 January 2023, Australia announced the second tranche of financial and travel sanctions under the Autonomous Sanctions Amendment (Magnitsky-style and Other Thematic Sanctions) Regulations 2021 (the Magnitsky-style Regulations), which were introduced on 21 December 2021. Read more

Sanctions Tracker – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to review Australia’s Autonomous Sanctions Framework

On 30 January 2023, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) announced the Australian Sanctions Office (ASO) will lead a comprehensive review of Australia’s legal framework for autonomous sanctions which includes the Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011 (the Act), Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 (Cth) (Regulations) and 18 legislative instruments made pursuant to the Act and Regulations (together, Sanctions Framework). The review has been commissioned as parts of the Sanctions Framework are set to expire on 1 April 2024. Read more

Sanctions Tracker Summary – Global Sanctions Responses to the Crisis in Ukraine

Updates from March 19, 2022 through April 12, 2022 Within a brief period, the international sanctions environment applicable to trade with Russia has been fundamentally transformed.  We have published a number of recent updates regarding sanctions measures that have been proposed and enacted in several jurisdictions as a response to the crisis in Ukraine.  These … Read more

Australia introduces first Magnitsky-style sanctions

Following the introduction of the Autonomous Sanctions Amendment (Magnitsky-style and Other Thematic Sanctions) Regulations 2021 (the Magnitsky-style Regulations) on 21 December 2021, Australia announced the ‘first tranche’ of financial and travel sanctions under the Magnitsky-style Regulations on 29 March 2022. Read more