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Format: 19/11/2018
Format: 19/11/2018
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.

Joint media release: World-wide week-of-action targeting money mules

In support of the European Money Mule week of action, the Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and AUSTRAC conducted intelligence-gathering and analysis activities.

World’s first financial intelligence analyst course to produce first graduates

A world first university-accredited course for financial intelligence analysts has just concluded in Melbourne following an intensive two weeks.

Minister for Justice media release: New counter-terrorism financing working group key to security in South-East Asia

A new group made up of nations across South East Asia is set to disrupt terrorist groups, their sources of funding, the movement and use of funds and their economic sustainment in the region.

Joint media release: International Financial Intelligence Unit Codeathon 2017

Bank Negara Malaysia and AUSTRAC are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural International FIU Codeathon 2017.

Joint media release: 3rd Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit 2017

The 3rd Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) Summit organised by Bank Negara Malaysia with AUSTRAC and Indonesia’s Pusat Pelaporan dan Analisis Transaksi Keuangan (PPATK), will be held in Kuala Lumpur from 20-23 November 2017

Joint media release: Keeping pacific remittances affordable and safe from crime

Remittance Corridors: Australia to Pacific Island countries - ML/TF risk assessment, launched today, provides valuable information for banks and remittance businesses on the risks of money laundering and terrorism financing

AUSTRAC response to Federal Court reasons on Tabcorp judgment

AUSTRAC has welcomed the Federal Court of Australia providing its judgment in the AUSTRAC and Tabcorp matter

Minister for Justice media release: New leaders announced for key law enforcement agencies

Today, I have announced the appointment of new CEOs for two of Australia's most important law enforcement agencies, AUSTRAC and the ACIC.