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10 May 2016
Draft AML/CTF Rules now available for consultation

AUSTRAC has published draft amendments to Chapter 22 which relate to an exemption for the energy market.

6 May 2016
Consultation on the 2016–17 AUSTRAC Industry Contribution levy

AUSTRAC has published a consultation paper and draft Ministerial Determination for the 2016–17 Industry Contribution.

28 April 2016
Privacy Impact Assessment finalised

The Privacy Impact Assessment on the draft amendments to Chapter 4 regarding collecting information from other than the customer has been finalised.

15 April 2016
New case study: Fraud to finance a gambling addiction

Former solicitor steals more than AUD1 million as part of an elaborate mortgage refinancing fraud to fuel his long-term gambling addiction.

15 April 2016
Registration cancelled

AUSTRAC has cancelled the registration of Mr Yousif Murad.

13 April 2016
Reminder for pubs and clubs with gaming machines

Pubs and clubs with gaming machines must be enrolled with AUSTRAC because gambling is a common method of laundering money to make it seem legitimate.

23 March 2016
Star Link Travel's registration cancelled

AUSTRAC has cancelled the registration of Narinder Singh (trading as Star Link Travel), an affiliate of Western Union Financial Services Australia.

18 March 2016
Remitter cancellation

AUSTRAC has cancelled the registration of Marco Traiding Pty Ltd, an affiliate of Western Union Financial Services Australia.

16 March 2016
RNPs – guidance on renewal of affiliates

New guidance for Remittance Network Providers on the renewal of affiliates is available in chapter 5 of the

7 March 2016
Draft AML/CTF Rules now open for consultation

AUSTRAC has published draft amendments to Chapter 38 of the AML/CTF Rules - sale of shares for charitable purposes.

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