News and updates

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’.
27 September 2016
2016–17 AUSTRAC Industry Contribution
The Ministerial Determination setting the AUSTRAC industry contribution for 2016–17 has been published.
12 August 2016
Videos from the 2016 CTF Summit in Bali
The 2nd annual Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) Summit was held in Bali from 8-11 August 2016.