News and updates

10 January 2017
AML/CTF compliance reporting 2016
Lodgement must be completed between 3 January and 31 March 2017.
16 December 2016
Regulator performance framework self assessment
AUSTRAC's regulator performance framework self-assessment for 2015-16 is now available.
9 December 2016
5 new international case studies
5 new NZFIU case studies are now available.
7 December 2016
New case study: Guns, drugs and pistons
AUSTRAC supported an investigation into a criminal syndicate suspected of importing firearms and illicit drugs into Australia from the United States.
30 November 2016
Draft consultative approach relating to AML/CTF Rules amendments resulting from the Review of the AML/CTF Act
AUSTRAC will be undertaking a staged approach to implementing recommendations from the Review of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 and Associated Rules and Regulations
17 November 2016
National risk assessment on the not-for-profit sector
AUSTRAC is working with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and the Australian Taxation Office on a national risk assessment on charities and not-for-profit organisations.
16 November 2016
New guidance for the casino sector on IFTI-DRA reporting obligations
We have clarified the IFTI-DRA reporting obligations for casinos conducting international funds transfers
14 November 2016
Draft privacy guidance for consultation
Publication of draft privacy guidance relating to Chapter 4 of the AML/CTF Rules.
3 November 2016
International case studies now available
Selected NZFIU case studies are now available
3 November 2016
Clarifying ‘safe harbour’ verification procedures for individual customers
We have clarified the ‘safe harbour’ verification procedures for individual customers, including requirements around a customer’s ‘full name’.