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3 September 2018
AUSTRAC corporate plan 2018-22

The AUSTRAC corporate plan 2018-22 is now available.

9 August 2018
SMR and digital currency exchange provider webinar

AUSTRAC’S webinar on suspicious matter reporting and digital currency exchange provider information is now available

16 July 2018
Traveller's cheques ML/TF risk assessment

AUSTRAC has published an assessment of money laundering/terrorism financing risks associated with traveller’s cheques

4 July 2018
Proposed amendments to Chapter 38 of the AML/CTF Rules

Exemption from applicable customer identification procedures for the sale of shares for charitable purposes

4 July 2018
Draft amendments to Chapters 4 and 15 of the AML/CTF Rules

Exemption from certain identification requirements for corporate customers that are custodians

23 May 2018
Consultation on the 2018-19 AUSTRAC industry contribution levy

A consultation paper and draft Ministerial Determination are now available

22 May 2018
Register your interest to attend the AUSTRAC RegTech showcase

On Tuesday 26 June 2018 AUSTRAC will bring together RegTechs, startups and reporting entities for a half-day event

12 April 2018
Use of digital currency and remittance registration status

The registration by AUSTRAC of a digital currency exchange or remittance service provider does not constitute an endorsement of that business or compliance with any AML/CTF obligations.

3 April 2018
Does your business provide cash-in-transit, insurance or other designated services?

From 3 April 2018, businesses providing cash-in-transit and insurance services (except motor vehicle dealers) will no longer have obligations under the AML/CTF Act and the FTR Act.

3 April 2018
Digital currency exchange providers: register online with AUSTRAC

From 3 April 2018 all businesses providing DCE services in Australia are regulated under new anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) laws.