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31 May 2016
Two new case studies available

AUSTRAC intelligence disrupts two international drug syndicates.

26 May 2016
Registration refused

AUSTRAC has refused to register Allsafe International Pty Ltd on the Remittance Sector Register.

11 May 2016
Three remitters suspended

Korea Pty Ltd, ToKorea Pty Ltd, and Forex Sydney Pty Ltd have had their registration suspended today.

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.