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The global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all Australians and Australian businesses. AUSTRAC acknowledges that this is an unprecedented and uncertain time for you and your business.

We understand the importance of supporting you during this time, while ensuring that we continue to fight financial crime.

On 23 September 2019, AUSTRAC ordered the appointment of an external auditor to examine ongoing concerns regarding PayPal Australia’s compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (the AML/CTF Act).

The Australian Government has seen a disturbing trend in violence used against children.

The Home Affairs Portfolio is leading the Government’s efforts in countering child sexual exploitation and abuse in the physical and online world. 

A 63-year-old Sydney man accused of travelling to the Philippines to sexually abuse children is expected to face court today charged with possessing child abuse material and ‘child sex tourism’ offences.

Several people have been charged by WA Police Force as part of an investigation into a suspected Vietnamese Established Criminal Network involved in money laundering activity.

AUSTRAC and Great Britain Gambling Commission have today strengthened their cooperation in the fight against serious financial crime and terrorism financing through the signing of a regulatory Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in London.

You can now watch and share a suite of new videos that explain our important work we do in protecting the Australian community from serious and organised crime – including the human impact of financial crime and how it impacts everyday Australians.

The videos also help to explain AUSTRAC’s dual regulatory and intelligence functions, and how we work with Australian law enforcement and national security partners to combat crime.

AUSTRAC, Australia’s anti money-laundering and terrorism financing regulator, has today applied to the Federal Court of Australia for civil penalty orders against Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac).

The civil penalty orders relate to systemic non-compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act). AUSTRAC alleges Westpac contravened the AML/CTF Act on over 23 million occasions.

The 5th CTF Summit was held on 12-14 November 2019 and hosted by the Philippines’ Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), in partnership with Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) and the Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK).

This is a joint media release between the Philippines’ Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), Indonesia's financial intelligence unit (PPATK) and AUSTRAC.

Today, the fifth Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) Summit begins in Manila, the Philippines.

The CTF Summit brings together leaders in financial intelligence along with senior representatives from regulatory, national security, law enforcement, industry and academia, from across the region and the world.