Media releases

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.
We will travel this week to Bali, Indonesia to attend the International Meeting on Counter Terrorism: Countering the Cross Border Movement of Terrorism.
Over 200 specialists from more than 20 countries will gather for the second Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) Summit in Bali from 8-11 August.
Reporting behaviour of the pubs and clubs sector has improved as a result of the agency’s national awareness campaign early this year.
A successful operation conducted by the Victoria Joint Organised Crime Task Force has resulted in drug offence charges.
Coinciding with NAIDOC week, AUSTRAC has updated its online compliance guide to help businesses meet customer identification requirements under the AML/CTF Act.
A WA Joint Organised Crime Task Force operation has seized approx. 200kg of methamphetamine.
Today AUSTRAC welcomed recommendations to simplify and modernise legislation to protect our economy from serious and organised crime and terrorism financing
AUSTRAC has filed a further 61 alleged contraventions against 3 Tabcorp companies adding to current civil penalty court proceedings.
AUSTRAC is analysing information related to the 'Panama Papers' and comparing it to our other data-holdings.

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