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New case study: Guns, drugs and pistons

7 December 2016

AUSTRAC supported an investigation into a criminal syndicate suspected of importing firearms and illicit drugs into Australia from the United States.

Draft consultative approach relating to AML/CTF Rules amendments resulting from the Review of the AML/CTF Act

30 November 2016

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

National risk assessment on the not-for-profit sector

17 November 2016

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.

New guidance for the casino sector on IFTI-DRA reporting obligations

16 November 2016

We have clarified the IFTI-DRA reporting obligations for casinos conducting international funds transfers

Draft privacy guidance for consultation

14 November 2016

Publication of draft privacy guidance relating to Chapter 4 of the AML/CTF Rules.

Media releases

Today, a ground breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Australia's financial intelligence agency, AUSTRAC, and Jordan's counterpart, the AMLU

The first ever risk assessment of money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) in Australia’s superannuation sector has identified significant risks of fraud and cybercrime

Changes to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) Rules by Australia's financial intelligence and regulatory body, AUSTRAC, have resulted in an estimated annual saving of $28.1 million for Australia's financial organisations.

Start-up businesses and FinTech operators can now easily seek advice on AML/CTF regime directly from AUSTRAC.

An historic milestone this week will greatly enhance the ability of Australia’s financial intelligence agency, AUSTRAC, its Chinese counterpart, and law enforcement partners in protecting Australia and China against money laundering and terrorism financing.