- Draft indicative restructure of the AML/CTF Rules compilation
- Draft AML/CTF Rules
- How to make a submission
- Mailing lists
- Post-implementation review
AUSTRAC consults with partner agencies, industry and members of the public prior to making and registering Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules (AML/CTF Rules). Draft versions are published on the AUSTRAC website for a four-week consultation period and will generally remain on the website until registered.
The Report on the Review of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 and Associated Rules and Regulations recommended that the AML/CTF Rules should be simplified, rationalised and presented in a user-friendly format to improve accessibility and understanding of obligations.
This draft indicative restructure of the existing AML/CTF Rules compilation focuses on providing a ‘user-friendly’ format as noted in the review. The restructure does not make substantive changes to the text of the AML/CTF Rules, but comprises the first phase of substantive simplification. The outcomes of the consultation will inform the AML/CTF Rules simplification process.
A public consultation period is open from 24 July to 21 August 2017.
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Draft AML/CTF Rules implementing necessary amendments resulting from the passage of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Act 2017 have been released for public consultation. The draft Rules propose adding a new Chapter 76 (Digital Currency Register), amending Chapters 3, 4, 10, 12, 18, 19, 37, 45, 57, 70 and 74, and deleting Chapters 44 and 53.
A public consultation period is open from 16 January 2018 to 13 February 2018.
These draft AML/CTF Rules follow from the proposed consultative approach resulting from the Review of the Act which was published for consultation in December 2016. Draft amendments have been made to chapters 1, 4, 8, 9, 15, 30 and 36.
A public consultation period is open from 24 April 2017 to 22 May 2017.
These amendments exempt reporting entities from certain identification requirements in Chapter 4 and Chapter 15 of the AML/CTF Rules for corporate customers who are ‘custodians’.
A public consultation period was open from 3 April 2017 to 1 May 2017.
AUSTRAC will be undertaking a staged approach to implementing recommendations from the Review of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 and Associated Rules and Regulations which are relevant to the AML/CTF Rules. AUSTRAC seeks stakeholder views on the proposed approach which will initially consist of a restructure of the AML/CTF Rules Compilation and the progression of deregulatory recommendations relevant to the AML/CTF Rules.
A public consultation period was open from 30 November 2016 to 28 December 2016.
The development of the previously published draft AML/CTF Rules ‘Draft amendments to Chapter 2’ and ‘Draft AML/CTF Rules exempting financial institutions from the applicable identification procedure in certain circumstances’, have been suspended pending the implementation of the statutory review of the AML/CTF Act, Rules and regulations.
Submissions on draft AML/CTF Rules should be sent to:
PO Box 5516
West Chatswood NSW 1515
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax: (03) 8636 0501
Please note that all submissions may be made public except those marked 'confidential'.
AML/CTF Rules mailing list
Subscribe to AML/CTF Rules updates and receive information about the publication of draft AML/CTF Rules, the registration of AML/CTF Rules and updates to the AML/CTF Rules compilation.
Subscription details should be sent to: email@example.com.
Chapters 58 and 59 relating to the cancellation and suspension of remitter registrations
In March 2015 AUSTRAC released a draft Post-Implementation Review (PIR) consultation paper on Chapters 58 and 59 and their impact on stakeholders. Chapter 58 relates to the cancellation of a remittance dealer's registration, while Chapter 59 relates to the suspension of a remittance dealer's registration.
Following public consultation, AUSTRAC submitted the PIR to the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) for approval and it was assessed as being compliant on 6 July 2015. In accordance with OBPR requirements, the Minister of Justice and the Prime Minister were provided with a copy of the PIR and the final report was also published on the OBPR website.
The submissions, from a number of stakeholder perspectives, provided valuable input into the PIR process and are published below, unless the author requested that the submission remain confidential.
To view submissions from the consultation period, please visit the Submissions page.
Implementation of PIR recommendations
AUSTRAC has published for consultation draft amendments to Chapter 59 on the Draft AML/CTF Rules page (above). These are as a result of the PIR recommendation, together with further consideration of Chapter 59 which has taken place since the PIR concluded.