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Media releases

Format: 19/04/2018
Format: 19/04/2018
Minister for Justice media release: AUSTRAC risk assessment of stored value cards

Australia's first risk assessment of stored value cards has revealed how criminals can exploit these seemingly innocent modern technologies for ill-gotten gains, including money laundering and terror financing.

AUSTRAC launches financial crime red flags guide for financial planners

A new tool for financial planners to help fight serious financial crime including terrorism financing

Minister for Justice media release: Hong Kong national sentenced to 10 years jail for involvement in money laundering syndicate

One of the major players behind an international crime syndicate that laundered more than $29 million in proceeds of crime in Australia has today been sentenced to 10 years jail.

CEO statement: Departure from AUSTRAC

Yesterday I formally announced my resignation from AUSTRAC to take up a new opportunity with HSBC Bank based in Hong Kong.

Minister for Justice media release: Departure of AUSTRAC Chief Executive Officer

Today I congratulate Mr Paul Jevtovic APM on his leadership and achievements in the fight against organised crime and terrorism.

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: 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.

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