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Format: 18/02/2019
Format: 18/02/2019
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.

AUSTRAC 2016-17 annual report released

The Federal Government’s financial intelligence and regulatory agency, AUSTRAC, has reported some record outcomes in its latest Annual Report 2016-17, just released. 

Register now for the first international financial intelligence codeathon

The first international codeathon for financial intelligence units is being co-hosted by AUSTRAC and Bank Negara Malaysia from 18-19 November 2017 in KL, Malaysia.

Minister for Justice media release: Multi-million dollar plan to block terror funding in South-East Asia

$4.6 million will be invested to block funding to Islamic State-aligned terrorist groups in South-East Asia

Joint media release: Calls for international travellers to declare excess cash

Joint media release from the Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and AUSTRAC

ACNC and AUSTRAC: Strengthening NPOs against money laundering and terrorism financing

A new report released today by Australia’s financial intelligence agency, AUSTRAC, and the ACNC, identifies significant risks for non-profit organisations in relation to money laundering and terrorism financing.

Minister for Justice joint media release: AUSTRAC and ACNC Risk Assessment shows criminals are targeting charities and non-profit sector

Australia's first risk assessment of charities and non-profit organisations has revealed that the sector that is built around helping the most vulnerable is being targeted by shameless criminals.

AUSTRAC seeks civil penalty orders against CBA

Australia’s financial intelligence and regulatory agency, AUSTRAC, today initiated civil penalty proceedings in the Federal Court against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) for serious and systemic non-compliance with the AML/CTF Act.