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Format: 25/06/2018
Format: 25/06/2018
New Australian laws to regulate cryptocurrency providers

New laws for digital currency exchange providers operating in Australia have just been implemented by AUSTRAC...

Minister for Human Services media release: Crackdown on wealthy welfare cheats nets $43 million

More than 1,000 wealthy welfare cheats have been caught over-claiming tens of millions in Federal Government benefits during a nationwide crackdown.

Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security media release: ASEAN-Australia's most innovative solutions to combat cybercrime

The winners of the inaugural ASEAN-Australia Codeathon have been announced today

ASEAN-Australia Codeathon to counter terrorism financing starts in Sydney tomorrow

The 2018 ASEAN-Australia Codeathon, which brings together experts from around the region to work on new approaches to counter terrorism financing, will get underway in Sydney on Wednesday 14 March.

Register now for the ASEAN-Australia Codeathon

Registrations are open for media representatives to attend the 2018 ASEAN-Australia Codeathon in Sydney on 14-15 March 2018

Media personality Adam Spencer headlines 2018 ASEAN-Australia Codeathon

Former breakfast radio announcer, television personality, author and an ambassador for mathematics and science, Adam Spencer, headlines a top line up of talent as emcee at the ASEAN-Australia Codeathon in Sydney from 14 to 16 March.

New fact sheet helps businesses identify beneficial owner requirements

A new fact sheet to help businesses understand and comply with their beneficial owner identification requirements is now available

AUSTRAC to host ASEAN-Australia Codeathon to combat terrorism financing

AUSTRAC, Australia’s financial intelligence agency, will bring together more than 80 future leaders in technology at the inaugural ASEAN-Australia Codeathon in Sydney from 14 to 16 March 2018.

Minister for Justice media release: Multimillion dollar boost for money laundering and terrorism financing fight

An extra $43.3 million will be injected into the fight against terrorism financing and money laundering in Australia.

AUSTRAC expands civil penalty case against CBA

A further 100 alleged contraventions against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia have been filed today by AUSTRAC, the Government’s financial intelligence and regulatory body, adding to the current civil penalty proceedings.