News and updates

8 March 2017
Watch the Fintel Alliance launch
Video of the Fintel Alliance launch is now available
3 March 2017
Draft AML/CTF Rules exempting small on-course bookmakers
The development of the previously published draft AML/CTF Rules has been discontinued.
16 February 2017
Draft Rules relating to law enforcement operations
A public consultation period is open from 16 February 2017 to 16 March 2017.
12 January 2017
Draft amendments to the AML/CTF Rules available for consultation
Draft amendments to chapter 59 (Suspension of remitters) are open for consultation until 9 February 2017.
10 January 2017
AML/CTF compliance reporting 2016
Lodgement must be completed between 3 January and 31 March 2017.
16 December 2016
Regulator performance framework self assessment
AUSTRAC's regulator performance framework self-assessment for 2015-16 is now available.
9 December 2016
5 new international case studies
5 new NZFIU case studies are now available.
7 December 2016
New case study: Guns, drugs and pistons
AUSTRAC supported an investigation into a criminal syndicate suspected of importing firearms and illicit drugs into Australia from the United States.
30 November 2016
Draft consultative approach relating to AML/CTF Rules amendments resulting from the Review of the AML/CTF Act
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
17 November 2016
National risk assessment on the not-for-profit sector
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.