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Format: 21/07/2017
Format: 21/07/2017
Minister for Justice media release: AUSTRAC agrees to exchange financial intelligence with Peru

Australia has further strengthened its efforts to follow the money trail and undermine the business models of international criminal syndicates hiding illicit funds across the globe with the signing of an agreement with Peru, Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said today.

Minister for Justice media release: New data reveals tide turning on tax haven abuse

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said hidden funds from criminal tax cheats using off-shore tax havens are at a five-year low.

AUSTRAC agrees to exchange financial intelligence with Macao

Australia has further strengthened its international network to track illicit funds across the globe with the signing of an agreement with Macao, AUSTRAC CEO John Schmidt said today.

AUSTRAC cancels registration of remittance provider

AUSTRAC CEO, John Schmidt, announced today that AUSTRAC has cancelled the registration of a remittance provider from the AUSTRAC Remittance Sector Register.

Minister for Justice media release: AUSTRAC agrees to exchange financial intelligence with Vatican City State

Australia has further strengthened its international network to track illicit funds across the globe with the signing of an agreement with the Vatican City State, Minister for Justice Michael Keena

Task Force Eligo generates more than $580 million in cash, drugs and assets

This is a joint media release with the Australian Federal Police, Australian Crime Commission and Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Minister for Justice media release: Task Force Eligo - Joint task force nets more than half a billion in drugs, assets and cash

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan today announced the outcomes of the Australian Crime Commission-led Eligo National Task Force.

Compliance guides for hotels and clubs

Two guides to help small gaming venues to meet their obligations under anti-money laundering legislation have been released by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC).

Remitter fined $225,600

One of the world's top three remittance network services has been fined nearly a quarter of a million dollars for 26 alleged contraventions of Australia's Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terroris

Minister for Justice media release: Review of Anti-Money Laundering Laws Announced

The Minister for Justice, the Hon. Michael Keenan MP, today announced a review of Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) laws.

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