Media releases

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.
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.
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.

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