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Review of Australia’s Autonomous Sanctions Framework – Issues Paper

International relations

DFAT is undertaking a legislative review of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, ahead of their sunsetting (automatic expiry) on 1 April 2024. The review, led by the Australian Sanctions Office (ASO), will be informed by responses to the ASO’s Issues Paper.

The ASO invites submissions in response to the Issues Paper or any other matter relevant to the Terms of Reference for the Review

Submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, however electronic lodgement is preferred.

The closing date for submissions is 26 February 2023.



Review of the Review of Australia’s Autonomous Sanctions Framework
Australian Sanctions Office
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
RG Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent

Submissions may be shared with other Commonwealth agencies and Commonwealth Ministers for the purposes of the Review. All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions may be made publicly available on the department’s website unless you expressly indicates you would like all or part of its submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated statements in emails are not sufficient for this purpose.

If you wish only part of your submission to remain confidential, you must provide this information clearly marked as such in a separate attachment. Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

If you have any queries about how we manage personal information including any personal information in your submissions, please contact our Privacy Team at

Our Privacy Policy, available on DFAT’s website, explains:

  • how you may access and correct the personal information we hold about you; and
  • how you may make a complaint about a breach of privacy and how we will deal with any privacy complaints.
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