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Media releases

Format: 20/01/2018
Format: 20/01/2018
Minister for Justice media release: Industry partnerships leading to increased vigilance on terrorism financing

The Government is determined to detect and disrupt terrorism financing in Australia and take action against people who provide support to terrorist organisations.

International drug importation scheme cracked, trafficker convicted

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: Guidance for industry on Chinese investment

Statement from Paul Jevtovic, AUSTRAC CEO regarding Chinese investment.

Perth remitter registration not renewed

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: Halal certification

Statement from Paul Jevtovic, AUSTRAC CEO regarding halal certification.

Statement: Bitcoin and bank closures

Statement from Paul Jevtovic, AUSTRAC CEO regarding Bitcoin and bank account closures.

New case study: online transactions led to convictions for child sex offences

Information from AUSTRAC helped to identify, charge and convict two people in Australia connected with sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines.

Remitter registration cancelled: American Cash Service

AUSTRAC has cancelled the registration of Adelaide-based remitter Estefa Milka Honores trading as American Cash Service (Honores) due to significant money laundering risk.

Minister for Justice media release: Australia and Indonesia to co-host a regional counter-terrorism financing summit

In November AUSTRAC and PPATK will co-host the first counter-terrorism financing summit in our region in Sydney.

Exemption from “tipping off” prohibitions granted to HSBC

AUSTRAC has granted permission to the Australian arm of HSBC to share its suspicious matter information with its independent compliance monitor.