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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.

16 November 2016
New guidance for the casino sector on IFTI-DRA reporting obligations

We have clarified the IFTI-DRA reporting obligations for casinos conducting international funds transfers

14 November 2016
Draft privacy guidance for consultation

Publication of draft privacy guidance relating to Chapter 4 of the AML/CTF Rules.

3 November 2016
International case studies now available

Selected NZFIU case studies are now available

3 November 2016
Clarifying ‘safe harbour’ verification procedures for individual customers

We have clarified the ‘safe harbour’ verification procedures for individual customers, including requirements around a customer’s ‘full name’.

27 September 2016
2016–17 AUSTRAC Industry Contribution

The Ministerial Determination setting the AUSTRAC industry contribution for 2016–17 has been published.