Media releases

The Federal Government’s financial intelligence agency, AUSTRAC, is part of a co-ordinated national response to the Panama Papers, being undertaken by Australian Government agencies dealing with financial crime.
The private sector will be invited to contribute innovative solutions to improve the quality and value of intelligence products, in a first-of-its-kind joint project initiated by AUSTRAC and ACIC.
AUSTRAC today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the exchange of financial intelligence with Cambodia financial intelligence unit (CAFIU).
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.
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.
Coinciding with NAIDOC week, AUSTRAC has updated its online compliance guide to help businesses meet customer identification requirements under the AML/CTF Act.
A successful operation conducted by the Victoria Joint Organised Crime Task Force has resulted in drug offence charges.

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