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Format: 18/02/2019
Format: 18/02/2019
AUSTRAC builds resilience of Superannuation sector with new guidance

Today AUSTRAC released guidance to educate Australia’s Superannuation sector of the risks they face from criminal exploitation and how they can proactively combat financial crime.

AUSTRAC clamps down on remittance non-compliance

AUSTRAC has cancelled the registrations of Ghadir Group Pty Ltd and Treasure Chest Trading Pty Ltd for ongoing non-compliance resulting in unacceptable money laundering and terrorism financing risk.

IDCARE, the ACCC’s Scamwatch and AUSTRAC team up to support Australian scam victims

IDCARE, Scamwatch and AUSTRAC have responded to over a thousand enquiries from Australians looking to apply for compensation from the US Government after falling victim to international fraud syndicates targeting individuals through Western Union money transfers. 

AUSTRAC expands global financial intelligence capability with China posting

AUSTRAC continues to build its global network of financial intelligence capability with the appointment of the first ever AUSTRAC financial intelligence analyst to be posted in China.

Worldwide cooperation to counter terrorism financing

The fourth Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) Summit will be held in Bangkok Thailand and will bring together over 350 global leaders and specialists in financial intelligence together with senior representatives from regulatory, law enforcement, national security and policy agencies, industry participants and academics.

AUSTRAC annual report 2017-18 shows increased reporting and use of financial intelligence

The AUSTRAC annual report 2017-18 is now available. It highlights some significant and record achievements for the agency during the 2017-18 financial year.

Australia strengthens international partnerships in the fight against financial crime

AUSTRAC and its U.S. counterpart, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), have today strengthened their alliance in the fight against serious financial crime and terrorism financing.

AUSTRAC builds regional capability to combat terrorism and financial crime

Terrorism financing and the illegal movement of money through the Indo-Pacific just got harder with the commencement of the first regional Financial Intelligence Analyst Course (FIAC) in Brunei today.

AUSTRAC wins Innovation Award for groundbreaking Codeathon

AUSTRAC’s initiative to host Australia’s first ever law enforcement and financial intelligence Codeathon has today won a Public Sector Innovation Award.

Joint Operation Astatine spurs further arrests in Europe

Dutch authorities have charged two men believed to be involved in supplying drugs to alleged global crime syndicate