Media releases

Delegates at the first counter-terrorism financing summit in the Asia Pacific region have agreed on the urgent need to maximise the use of technology in the fight against terrorism.
The Government is determined to detect and disrupt terrorism financing in Australia and take action against people who provide support to terrorist organisations.
AUSTRAC information helped convict an international drug trafficker for possession, and attempted possession, of two kilograms of cocaine and heroin with a street value of up to $493,240.
Statement from Paul Jevtovic, AUSTRAC CEO regarding Chinese investment.
AUSTRAC has not renewed the registration of Global Forex (Perth) Pty Ltd as an independent remittance dealer, meaning it is now illegal for the business to provide remittance services.
Statement from Paul Jevtovic, AUSTRAC CEO regarding halal certification.
Statement from Paul Jevtovic, AUSTRAC CEO regarding Bitcoin and bank account closures.
Information from AUSTRAC helped to identify, charge and convict two people in Australia connected with sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines.
AUSTRAC has cancelled the registration of Adelaide-based remitter Estefa Milka Honores trading as American Cash Service (Honores) due to significant money laundering risk.
In November AUSTRAC and PPATK will co-host the first counter-terrorism financing summit in our region in Sydney.

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