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Media releases

Format: 20/10/2018
Format: 20/10/2018
Minister for Justice media release: Australia and Indonesia - new approach to cut financial lifeline to terrorists

The Australian and Indonesian governments are joining forces to cut the financial lifelines that enable terrorists.

Minister for Justice media release: AUSTRAC risk assessment of financial planning industry

Australia's first risk assessment of money laundering and terrorism financing within the financial planning industry has found a "medium" level risk across the sector...

AUSTRAC to lead five nation coalition on ML/TF risks

AUSTRAC to Chair the International Supervisors forum

New fact sheets for pubs and clubs on money laundering

Two new fact sheets on money laundering risks now available to help pubs and clubs protect their business.

Minister for Justice media release: Extending financial intelligence exchange in the Middle East

Today, a ground breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Australia's financial intelligence agency, AUSTRAC, and Jordan's counterpart, the AMLU

AUSTRAC collaborates on risks in super sector

The first ever risk assessment of money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) in Australia’s superannuation sector has identified significant risks of fraud and cybercrime

Minister for Justice media release: Industry and customers save $28 million in AUSTRAC red tape reforms

Changes to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) Rules by Australia's financial intelligence and regulatory body, AUSTRAC, have resulted in an estimated annual saving of $28.1 million for Australia's financial organisations.

AUSTRAC calls on FinTechs and start-ups to make contact about AML/CTF

Start-up businesses and FinTech operators can now easily seek advice on AML/CTF regime directly from AUSTRAC.

AUSTRAC signs historic MoU with China

An historic milestone this week will greatly enhance the ability of Australia’s financial intelligence agency, AUSTRAC, its Chinese counterpart, and law enforcement partners in protecting Australia and China against money laundering and terrorism financing.

Minister for Justice media release: Working with industry to harden the super sector

The Federal Government’s financial intelligence agency AUSTRAC today published the first money laundering and terrorism financing risk assessment into Australia’s superannuation sector.