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Format: 21/09/2018
Format: 21/09/2018
ACC Taskforce Gordian: Money laundering and drug trafficking arrests

The Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Chris Ellison, has welcomed nine arrests made yesterday by the Australian Crime Commission's (ACC) Taskforce Gordian - which has disrupted a criminal s

AUSTRAC Director reappointed

I am pleased to announce Mr Neil Jensen PSM has been reappointed as the Director of the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) for a second four-year term, commencing 1 Septem

Australia and United States' Financial Intelligence Units strengthen efforts in countering terrorist financing

A visit this week to Australia by the United States financial intelligence unit, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), demonstrated the commitment of both countries to strengthen inter

Australia fighting money laundering and terrorist financing

The Australian Government has welcomed the release of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering's (FATF) evaluation of Australia's anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financ

Working to outlaw money laundering and terrorism financing in Asia Pacific

The 8th Annual Meeting of the Asia/Pacific Group (APG) on Money Laundering has resulted in a continued commitment by its membership to undergo compliance assessments against the recently expanded a

Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Philippines to boost efforts in fighting money laundering and terrorist financing

A new Memorandum of Understanding to exchange financial intelligence between Australia and the Philippines will boost efforts in the international fight against money laundering and financing of te

AUSTRAC launches online anti-money laundering eLearning application

Minister for Justice and Customs
Manager of Government Business in the Senate
Senator for Western Australia

Australia and Indonesia strengthen ability to fight money laundering and terrorist financing

Australia and Indonesia have agreed to exchange financial intelligence to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism, Attorney-General Philip Ruddock announced today.

New report reveals identity fraud as a billion-dollar threat

A new report reveals identity fraud as a growing threat which cost the Australian community $1.1 billion in 2001/02, the Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Chris Ellison, said today.