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Format: 19/11/2017
Format: 19/11/2017
AUSTRAC and APRA sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate cooper

Australia takes steps to cut-off money laundering and terrorism funding

SENATOR THE HON. CHRISTOPHER ELLISON

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

APEC Initiative on Counter-Terrorism Financing

The Hon. Alexander Downer, MP
MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Reforms

Legislation to be introduced to Parliament will strengthen Australia's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing system and ensure it remains responsive to emerging criminal threats, th

Further Success for Task Force Gordian: South East Asian money laundering syndicate disrupted.

The Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Chris Ellison, said the arrest of five people in Sydney and one person in Melbourne for serious money laundering and drug trafficking offences demonstr

AUSTRAC performs vital role in monitoring financial transactions

There was a 44 per cent increase in the number of suspect transaction reports recorded by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) during 2005-06, the Minister for Justice a

ACC Taskforce Gordian: heroin and 'ice' trafficking arrests

The Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Chris Ellison, welcomed today's arrest of nine men from Melbourne and Sydney for their alleged involvement in two separate criminal syndicates involved

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

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