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Guidance for reporting entities providing remittance services incidental to their core business

28 June 2016

AUSTRAC has published new guidance to clarify the obligations of reporting entities where they provide remittance services that are incidental to their core business.

Clarifying the exceptions to the beneficial ownership obligations

28 June 2016

AUSTRAC has published new guidance to clarify the application of the exceptions to the beneficial ownership obligations under paragraph 4.12.2 of the AML/CTF Act.

New case study

24 June 2016

AUSTRAC helps bust money laundering syndicate...

Three independent remittance dealers suspended

16 June 2016

Effective 15 June 2016, AUSTRAC has suspended the registration of three entities on the Remittance Sector Register.

Updates to the AUSTRAC compliance guide

9 June 2016

AUSTRAC has published a list of updates made to the AUSTRAC compliance guide since it was published in September 2014.

Media releases

A WA Joint Organised Crime Task Force operation has seized approx. 200kg of methamphetamine.

Today AUSTRAC welcomed recommendations to simplify and modernise legislation to protect our economy from serious and organised crime and terrorism financing

AUSTRAC has filed a further 61 alleged contraventions against 3 Tabcorp companies adding to current civil penalty court proceedings.

AUSTRAC is analysing information related to the 'Panama Papers' and comparing it to our other data-holdings.

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.