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Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit 2016

26 July 2016

Watch the video message from AUSTRAC CEO Paul Jevtovic on the region’s biggest counter-terrorism financing event.

Draft AML/CTF Rules available for consultation

22 July 2016

Republication of draft AML/CTF Rules relating to account-based money transfer services.

Two remitter registrations cancelled this week

29 June 2016

AUSTRAC has cancelled the registration of ToKorea Pty Ltd and Vision Rehoboth Pty Ltd this week.

Guidance for reporting entities providing remittance services incidental to their core business

28 June 2016

AUSTRAC has published new guidance to clarify the obligations of reporting entities where they provide remittance services that are incidental to their core business.

Clarifying the exceptions to the beneficial ownership obligations

28 June 2016

AUSTRAC has published new guidance to clarify the application of the exceptions to the beneficial ownership obligations under paragraph 4.12.2 of the AML/CTF Act.

Media releases

Reporting behaviour of the pubs and clubs sector has improved as a result of the agency’s national awareness campaign early this year.

Coinciding with NAIDOC week, AUSTRAC has updated its online compliance guide to help businesses meet customer identification requirements under the AML/CTF Act.

A successful operation conducted by the Victoria Joint Organised Crime Task Force has resulted in drug offence charges.

A WA Joint Organised Crime Task Force operation has seized approx. 200kg of methamphetamine.

Today AUSTRAC welcomed recommendations to simplify and modernise legislation to protect our economy from serious and organised crime and terrorism financing