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Media releases

Format: 18/03/2018
Format: 18/03/2018
Statement: Halal certification

Statement from Paul Jevtovic, AUSTRAC CEO regarding halal certification.

Statement: Bitcoin and bank closures

Statement from Paul Jevtovic, AUSTRAC CEO regarding Bitcoin and bank account closures.

Remitter registration cancelled: American Cash Service

AUSTRAC has cancelled the registration of Adelaide-based remitter Estefa Milka Honores trading as American Cash Service (Honores) due to significant money laundering risk.

New case study: online transactions led to convictions for child sex offences

Information from AUSTRAC helped to identify, charge and convict two people in Australia connected with sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines.

Minister for Justice media release: Australia and Indonesia to co-host a regional counter-terrorism financing summit

In November AUSTRAC and PPATK will co-host the first counter-terrorism financing summit in our region in Sydney.

Exemption from “tipping off” prohibitions granted to HSBC

AUSTRAC has granted permission to the Australian arm of HSBC to share its suspicious matter information with its independent compliance monitor.

Case study now available: AUSTRAC helps to dismantle international drug syndicate

AUSTRAC information and expert analysis has contributed to the dismantling of an international drug syndicate, according to a case study released today.

Money laundering – using business express deposit boxes and internet banking

AUSTRAC has released a new analysis report about serious organised crime groups using business express deposit boxes and internet banking to avoid ‘know your customer’ requirements.

AUSTRAC takes Federal Court action against three Tabcorp companies

AUSTRAC has filed papers in the Federal Court against three Tabcorp group companies for extensive, significant and systemic non-compliance with Australia’s AML/CTF legislation.

AUSTRAC strengthens information exchange with Bangladesh

AUSTRAC has today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Bangladesh.