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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.

12 August 2016
Videos from the 2016 CTF Summit in Bali

The 2nd annual Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) Summit was held in Bali from 8-11 August 2016.

11 August 2016
2nd Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit: The Nusa Dua Statement

The Nusa Dua Statement reflects on the success of the 2016 CTF Summit and outlines the roadmap for action ahead of the next Summit in Malaysia in 2017.