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Foreword

AUSTRAC provides many resources to improve the community's understanding of the threat of money laundering and terrorism financing in Australia, and to assist its regulated population to comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

The AUSTRAC typologies and case studies report 2008 is an important addition to this growing collection of resources.

Based entirely on Australian case studies, this report details some of the known elements and 'indicators' of money laundering and terrorism financing. It draws on the combined knowledge of AUSTRAC's financial intelligence analysts and government partner agencies to offer real-life examples of how commercial systems can be misused by criminal elements.

While the report is intended to be a valuable tool to help reporting entities comply with their regulatory and reporting obligations, it will also support law enforcement, national security and revenue agencies by drawing together the work of their counterparts into an up-to-date resource to assist investigations into serious and organised crime.

AUSTRAC is extremely grateful for the contribution made by its Australian partners to the preparation of this report.

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