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Format: 19/11/2017
Format: 19/11/2017
Joint media release: Start-ups to help make intelligence products smarter

This month four finalists have progressed onto the feasibility study stage of the joint AUSTRAC-ACIC challenge in the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) program, which forms part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Record $45 million civil penalty ordered against Tabcorp

The highest ever civil penalty in corporate Australian history was today ordered against Tabcorp by the Federal Court of Australia.

CEO statement: Tabcorp matter

This civil penalty of $45 million sends an unequivocal message to the financial and gambling sector that if you do not take your AML/CTF Act obligations seriously, AUSTRAC will take action.

AUSTRAC shares insights from compliance assessments

Australia’s financial intelligence agency, AUSTRAC, shares for the first time the lessons learnt from 2016 compliance assessments of reporting entities.

Minister for Justice media release: AUSTRAC launches world-first alliance to combat serious financial crime

Australia is leading the world in the fight against terrorism financing and money laundering with the unveiling today of a powerful new public and private sector initiative, the Fintel Alliance.

Minister for Justice media release: World-first training to create a new breed of serious financial crime fighters

A ground-breaking specialist training course that will produce world-leading financial intelligence analysts to hunt down financial criminals will be offered in Australia.

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...

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.

AUSTRAC to lead five nation coalition on ML/TF risks

AUSTRAC to Chair the International Supervisors forum

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