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Directions/Other as amended, taking into account amendments up to Banking (Foreign Exchange) Regulations 1959 - Direction Relating to Foreign Currency Transactions and to Libya - Amendment to the Annex - Variation of Exemptions - Amendment to the Annexes - (Libya 16/06/2011)
This Direction implements financial sanctions against certain key persons associated with the Qadhafi regime in Libya and prohibits foreign exchange transactions in Australia, or involving Australian residents outside of Australia, that in some way relate to these individuals.
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 24 Aug 2011
Start Date 22 Jun 2011
End Date 02 Aug 2011
Date of repeal 07 Mar 2012
Repealed by Banking (Foreign Exchange) Regulations 1959 - Revocation of Variations of Exemption and Direction Relating to Foreign Currency Transactions - Libya (22/02/2012)
Repealing Comments Revocations commence on the commencement of the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated and Declared Persons - Libya) List 2012

Direction relating to foreign currency transactions and to Libya (04/03/2011)

as amended

made under regulation 5 of the

Banking (Foreign Exchange) Regulations 1959

This compilation was prepared on 22 June 2011
taking into account amendments up to
Direction relating to foreign currency  transactions and to Libya – Amendment to the Annex and Variation of Exemptions – Amendment to the Annexes (16/06/2011)

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra

 


Banking (Foreign Exchange) Regulations 1959

Direction relating to foreign currency transactions and to Libya (04/03/2011)

The Reserve Bank of Australia, pursuant to regulation 5 of the Banking (Foreign Exchange) Regulations 1959, hereby directs that:

1.                  a person must not, either on the person’s own behalf or on behalf of another person, buy, borrow, sell, lend or exchange foreign currency in Australia, or otherwise deal with foreign currency in any other way in Australia;

2.                  a resident, or a person acting on behalf of a resident, must not buy, borrow, sell, lend or exchange foreign currency outside Australia, or otherwise deal with foreign currency in any other way outside Australia;

3.                  a person must not be a party to a transaction, being a transaction that takes place in whole or in part in Australia or to which a resident is a party, that has the effect of, or involves, a purchase, borrowing, sale, loan or exchange of foreign currency, or otherwise relates to foreign currency

where the transaction relates to property, securities or funds owned or controlled directly or indirectly by, or otherwise relates to payments directly or indirectly to, or for the benefit of any person listed in the Annex to this direction.

The Annex to this direction may be amended from time to time. Any such amendment shall be taken as being part of this direction as from the date specified in the amendment.

This instrument comes into operation on 9 March 2011.

Dated at Sydney this 4th day of March 2011.

Annex

 

PERSON/ENTITY

DESCRIPTION

 

Al-Baghdadi, Dr Abdulqader Mohammed

Passport number: B010574. Date of birth: 01/07/1950. Head of the Liaison Office of the Revolutionary Committees. Revolutionary Committees involved in violence against demonstrators.

 

Dibri, Abdulqader Yusef

Date of birth: 1946. Place of birth: Houn, Libya. Head of Muammar Qadhafi’s personal security. Responsibility for regime security. History of directing violence against dissidents.

 

Dorda, Abu Zayd Umar

Director, External Security Organisation. Regime loyalist. Head of external intelligence agency.

 

Jabir, Major General Abu Bakr Yunis

Date of birth: 1952. Place of birth: Jalo, Libya. Defence Minister. Overall responsibility for actions of armed forces.

 

Matuq, Matuq Mohammed

Date of birth: 1956. Place of birth: Khoms. Secretary for Utilities. Senior member of regime. Involvement with Revolutionary Committees. Past history of involvement in suppression of dissent and violence.

 

Qadhaf Al-dam, Sayyid Mohammed

Date of birth: 1948. Place of birth: Sirte, Libya. Cousin of Muammar Qadhafi. In the 1980s, Sayyid was involved in the dissident assassination campaign and allegedly responsible for several deaths in Europe. He is also thought to have been involved in arms procurement.

 

Qadhafi, Mohammed Muammar

Date of birth: 1970. Place of birth: Tripoli, Libya. Son of Muammar Qadhafi. Closeness of association with regime.

 

Qadhafi, Saadi

Passport number: 014797. Date of birth: 25/05/1973. Place of birth: Tripoli, Libya. Commander Special Forces. Son of Muammar Qadhafi. Closeness of association with regime. Command of military units involved in repression of demonstrations.

 

Qadhafi, Saif al-Arab

Date of birth: 1982. Place of birth: Tripoli, Libya. Son of Muammar Qadhafi. Closeness of association with regime.

 

Al-Senussi, Colonel Abdullah

Date of birth: 1949. Place of birth: Sudan. Director Military Intelligence. Military Intelligence involvement in suppression of demonstrations. Past history includes suspicion of involvement in Abu Selim prison massacre. Convicted in absentia for bombing of UTA flight. Brother-in-law of Muammar Qadhafi.

 

Abdulhafiz, Colonel Mas’ud

Armed Forces Commander. Third in command of Armed Forces. Significant role in Military Intelligence.

 

Abdussalam, Abdussalam Mohammed

 

Date of birth: c1952. Place of birth: Tripoli, Libya. Head of Counter-Terrorism, External Security Organisation. Prominent Revolutionary Committee member. Close associate of Muammar Qadhafi.

 

Abu, Shaariya

Deputy Head, External Security Organisation. Prominent member of regime. Brother-in-law of Muammar Qadhafi.

 

Ashkal, Al-Barrani

Deputy Director, Military Intelligence. Senior member of regime.

 

Ashkal, Omar

 

Place of birth: Sirte, Libya. Head, Revolutionary Committees Movement. Revolutionary Committees involved in violence against demonstrators.

 

Qadhaf Al-Dam, Ahmed Mohammed

 

Date of birth: 1952. Place of birth: Egypt. Cousin of Muammar Qadhafi. Since 1995, he is believed to have had command of an elite army battalion in charge of Qadhafi’s personal security and to have a key role in External Security Organisation. He has been involved in planning operations against Libyan dissidents abroad and was directly involved in terrorist activity.

 

Al Kuni, Colonel Amid Husain

 

Governor of Ghat (South Libya)

Al Qadhafi, Quren Salih Quren

 

Libyan Ambassador to Chad

Al-Barrasi, Safia Farkash

Wife of Muammar Qadhafi

 

Al-Charif, Ibrahim Zarroug

 

Minister for Social Affairs in Colonel Gaddafi’s Government

 

Al-Gaoud, Abdelmajid

 

Minister for Agriculture, Animal and Maritime Resources in Colonel Gaddafi’s Government

 

Al-Mahmoudi, Baghdadi

 

Prime Minister of Colonel Gaddafi’s Government

 

El-Kassim Zouai, Mohamed Abou

 

Secretary General of the General People’s Congress

 

Fakhiri, Abdelkebir Mohamad

 

Minister for Education, Higher Education and Research in Colonel Gaddafi’s Government

 

Farkash, Mohammed Boucharaya

Director of intelligence in External Security Office

 

Ghanem, Shukri Muhammad

 

Oil Minister and Chairman of the National Oil Company

 

Hijazi, Mohamad Mahmoud

 

Minister for Health and Environment in Colonel Gaddafi’s Government

 

Houej, Mohamad Ali

 

Minister for Industry, Economy and Trade in Colonel Gaddafi’s Government

 

Mansour, Abdallah

 

Senior role in security services and former Director of Radio and Television

 

Saleh, Bachir

Head of Cabinet of the Leader

 

Tohami, General Khaled

Director of Internal Security Office

 

Zarti, Mustafa

Vice chief executive of Libyan Investment Authority, board member of National Oil Corporation, head of Tamoil and vice chairman of First Energy Bank in Bahrain

 

Zidane, Mohamad Ali

 

Minister for Transport in Colonel Gaddafi’s Government

 

Zlitni, Abdelhaziz

 

Minister for Planning and Finance in Colonel Gaddafi’s Government

 

Al-Inma Holding Company for Construction and Real Estate Developments

 

 

Al-Inma Holding Company For Industrial Investments

 

 

Al-Inma Holding Company for Services

Investments

 

 

Al-Inma Holding Company for Tourism Investment

 

 

 

Hasan al-Mashay Street (off al-Zawiyah Street)

Tel No.: (218) 213345187

Fax: +218.21.334.5188

e-mail: info@ethic.ly

Economic and Social Development Fund

 

Qaser Bin Ghasher Road, Salaheddine Cross / P.O. Box 93599, Tripoli, Libya

 

First Gulf Libyan Bank

 

 

 

 

 

The 7th of November Street, P.O. Box 81200, Tripoli, Libya;

SWIFT/BIC FGLBLYLT (Libya);

Tel No. (218) 213622262;

Fax No. (218) 213622205

 

Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation

 

P.O. Box 1101; Hay Alandalus, Jian St, Tripoli, Libya

 

Gumhouria Bank

 

Gumhouria Bank Building, Omar Al Mukhtar Avenue, Giddal Omar Al Mukhtar / P.O. Box 685, Tripoli, Libya

 

Harouge Oil Operations (a.k.a. Harouge; a.k.a. Veba Oil Libya GMBH)

 

Al Magharba Street, P.O. Box 690, Tripoli, Libya

 

Libyan Arab Airlines

 

 

 

P.O. Box 2555 Haiti street Tripoli, Libya

HQ Phone: +218 (21) 602 093

HQ Fax: +218 (22) 30970

 

Libyan Arab African Investment Company (LAAICO)

 

76351 Janzour, Libya; 81370 Tripoli, Libya

 

Libyan Holding Company for Development and Investment

 

 

Libyan Housing and Infrastructure Board

 

Tajora, Tripoli, Libya

Legislation number 60/2006 by Libyan General People’s Committee

 

Libyan Jamahirya Broadcasting Corporation

 

Libya

 

Mabruk Oil Operations

 

Dat El-Emad 2, Ground Floor, PO Box 91171, Tripoli

 

National Commercial Bank

 

Orouba Street, AlBayda, Libya

 

Revolutionary Guard Corps

 

 

Sahara Bank

 

Sahara Bank Building, First of September Street, P.O. Box 270, Tripoli, Libya

 

Waatassimou Foundation

 

Tripoli

 

Zuietina Oil Company (a.k.a. ZOC; a.k.a. Zueitina)

 

Zueitina Oil Building, Sidi Issa Street, Al Dahra Area,

P.O. Box 2134, Tripoli, Libya

 

 

 

Notes to the Direction relating to foreign currency transactions and to Libya (04/03/2011)

Note 1

The Direction relating to foreign currency transactions and to Libya (04/03/2011) (in force under regulation 5 of the Banking (Foreign Exchange) Regulations 1959) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Title

Date of FRLI registration/
notification in
Gazette

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

Direction relating to foreign currency transactions and to Libya (04/03/2011)

8 Mar 2011 (see F2011L00393)

9 Mar 2011 (see Gazette 2011,
No. S34)

9 Mar 2011

 

Direction relating to foreign currency  transactions and to Libya – Amendment to the Annex and Variation of Exemptions – Amendment to the Annexes (16/06/2011)

21 June 2011 (see F2011L01111)

22 June 2011 (see Gazette 2011, No. GN24)

22 June 2011

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Annex............................................

rs. F2011L01111