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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.

AUSTRAC and its Qatar counterpart, the Qatar Financial Intelligence Unit (QFIU), have today strengthened their cooperation in the fight against serious financial crime and terrorism financing.

AUSTRAC CEO, Nicole Rose PSM and QFIU Deputy Head, Mohammed Al-Mufthah, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) while attending the Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit in Manila, Philippines.

Detectives from the E-Crime Squad have arrested a man today as part of an investigation into unregistered cryptocurrency transactions.

The Fintel Alliance, an AUSTRAC initiative, has today revealed its major operational results for 2018-19 in the fight against serious and organised crime.

The Fintel Alliance, is AUSTRAC’s public-private partnership that combines the expertise and skills of federal and state government intelligence and law enforcement agencies and private sector businesses to protect the Australian financial system and community from criminal abuse.

Australia’s mutual banking sector is urged to take note of Australia’s latest money laundering and terrorism financing risk assessment report specific to the sector.

In late August, AUSTRAC launched a community-based campaign targeted at unregistered money transfer dealers, also known as unregistered remittance dealers.

AUSTRAC has ordered the appointment of an external auditor to examine ongoing concerns in regard to PayPal Australia’s compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (the AML/CTF Act).

These concerns relate to PayPal Australia’s compliance with its International Funds Transfer Instruction reporting obligations, which require regulated entities to report the transfer of funds or property to or from Australia.