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

25 November 2015

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

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

25 November 2015

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

2015–16 AUSTRAC Industry Contribution

26 October 2015

Final Ministerial Determination for 2015–16 now available.

Media releases

Delegates at the first counter-terrorism financing summit in the Asia Pacific region have agreed on the urgent need to maximise the use of technology in the fight against terrorism.

The Government is determined to detect and disrupt terrorism financing in Australia and take action against people who provide support to terrorist organisations.

AUSTRAC information helped convict an international drug trafficker for possession, and attempted possession, of two kilograms of cocaine and heroin with a street value of up to $493,240.