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31 August 2015
AUSTRAC corporate plan 2015-19 now available

The plan includes a statement of our vision, and lists the priorities and initiatives that will enable us to achieve our strategic direction.

21 July 2015
Draft AML/CTF Rules relating to account-based money transfer system

Draft AML/CTF Rules relating to the Western Union account-based money transfer system.

10 June 2015
Amendments to Chapter 4 (customer identification) of the AML/CTF Rules

AUSTRAC published draft AML/CTF Rules amending Chapter 4 (customer identification), for consultation.

20 April 2015
AUSTRAC industry contribution

Final Ministerial Determination for 2014–15 now available.

16 April 2015
Proposed changes to the annual compliance report

AUSTRAC intends to defer the implementation of any changes to its compliance reporting requirements to allow for further industry consultation.

16 April 2015
New guidance on the Document Verification Service

Information on the Document Verification Service which was recently published for public consultation, has now been incorporated into the AUSTRAC compliance guide.

28 January 2015
AUSTRAC industry contribution

AUSTRAC has released the final charging model and implementation timeline for the AUSTRAC industry contribution.

19 January 2015
Draft guidance note – Key terms used in ‘politically exposed person’ definition

Public consultation closed on 13 February 2015.

18 December 2014
2014 AML/CTF compliance reports

Reporting entities with obligations under the AML/CTF Act are required to submit a compliance report between 2 January 2015 and 31 March 2015.