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7 December 2015
New methodologies brief released

Explore the financial characteristics associated with known foreign terrorist fighters and supporters.

25 November 2015
New guidance - Key terms used in 'politically exposed person' definition

AUSTRAC has published new guidance explaining the key terms used in relation to customers who are ‘politically exposed persons’ (PEPs).

25 November 2015
Draft Privacy Impact Assessment - Amendments to Chapter 4 of the AML/CTF Rules

A draft PIA for amendments to Chapter 4 of the AML/CTF Rules is now open for consultation.

26 October 2015
2015–16 AUSTRAC Industry Contribution

Final Ministerial Determination for 2015–16 now available.

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.