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Media releases

Format: 22/08/2017
Format: 22/08/2017
Minister for Justice media release: AUSTRAC strengthens information exchange with Cambodia

AUSTRAC today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the exchange of financial intelligence with Cambodia financial intelligence unit (CAFIU).

Minister for Justice media release: World's first regional risk assessment launched at CTF Summit

The national security challenges Australia faces are not unique to our country – they are global challenges shared by Australia and our neighbours in South-East Asia.

Minister for Justice media release: New cyber team to target terrorism financing and financial crime

The top priority for the Australian government is to protect our people, our economy and our way of life from the ever-changing range of national security challenges that we face as a society.

Joint Minister for Justice and Attorney-General media release: International Meeting in Bali to Strengthen Fight Against Terrorism

We will travel this week to Bali, Indonesia to attend the International Meeting on Counter Terrorism: Countering the Cross Border Movement of Terrorism.

CTF Summit 2016: Growing partnerships to address terrorism financing in our region

Over 200 specialists from more than 20 countries will gather for the second Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) Summit in Bali from 8-11 August.

AUSTRAC helps improve the reporting behaviour of pubs and clubs

Reporting behaviour of the pubs and clubs sector has improved as a result of the agency’s national awareness campaign early this year.

Improved access to financial services for Indigenous customers

Coinciding with NAIDOC week, AUSTRAC has updated its online compliance guide to help businesses meet customer identification requirements under the AML/CTF Act.

Joint media release: Joint Agency Task Force seizes $275 million worth of meth in Victoria, eight people arrested

A successful operation conducted by the Victoria Joint Organised Crime Task Force has resulted in drug offence charges.

Joint media release: Drug importation syndicate smashed, drugs worth $200 million seized

A WA Joint Organised Crime Task Force operation has seized approx. 200kg of methamphetamine.

Legislative reform the key to protect Australia from financial crime: AUSTRAC

Today AUSTRAC welcomed recommendations to simplify and modernise legislation to protect our economy from serious and organised crime and terrorism financing

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