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Media releases

Format: 20/10/2018
Format: 20/10/2018
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.

Fintel Alliance supports National Missing Persons Week 2017

As part of National Missing Persons Week 2017, AUSTRAC, Australia’s financial intelligence agency, together with its Fintel Alliance industry partners, will support police investigations of financial crime that may impact missing persons. 

MEDIA ALERT: CTF Summit 2017 – media registration is now open

Media representatives are invited to register for the 3rd Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) Summit 2017 to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 20 to 23 November 2017

Minister for Justice media release: AUSTRAC risk assessment of the securities and derivatives sector

Australia’s first risk assessment of the securities and derivatives sector has revealed how serious and organised criminals can, and have, exploited our financial system.

Requirement to declare currency remains unchanged

Travellers into and out of Australia are reminded that it is a legal requirement under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act) to declare currency of AUD$10

First Australian conviction for unregistered remittance service

In the wake of an historic court conviction, AUSTRAC has warned that legal action will be taken against unregistered remitters who engage in deliberate and systemic breaches of AML/CTF laws.

Minister for Justice media release: AUSTRAC risk assessment of stored value cards

Australia's first risk assessment of stored value cards has revealed how criminals can exploit these seemingly innocent modern technologies for ill-gotten gains, including money laundering and terror financing.