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13 December 2021

Access resources to help improve your AML/CTF systems and processes.

13 December 2021

See our top three compliance tips based on insights from 2020 reporting.

13 December 2021

Identify and report suspicious financial activity related to emergency and disaster support payments and misuse of payment text fields.

13 December 2021

A collaboration resulted in the arrest of five people and the closure of a $62 million money laundering syndicate.

8 December 2021

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12 November 2021

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global group that sets international anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) standards, has published two recent updates relating to international ML/TF risk.

The reports provide an update on jurisdictions which may pose a risk to the international financial system:

27 September 2021

AUSTRAC’s intelligence and regulatory functions work in parallel to protect Australians and our financial system from serious and organised crime.

About the branches

The Regulatory Operations and Intelligence Partnerships branches at AUSTRAC work closely together to uplift the quality of reporting from regulated businesses and contribute financial intelligence to law enforcement and national security investigations.

27 September 2021

Over the next four years the System Transformation Program will bring substantial changes to AUSTRAC Online, transforming the way regulated entities interact and report to AUSTRAC.

These changes include a modern and intuitive user interface, ensuring the platform is tailored for different industries and portal access on multiple platforms, including mobile devices.

27 September 2021

This month marks the third anniversary of the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE). We partner with the ACCCE to drive a collaborative national response against child sexual exploitation, to protect some of the most vulnerable members of our community—our children.

AUSTRAC is a proud member of the AFP-led ACCCE, which partners with government and Commonwealth agencies, law enforcement and investigative authorities, non-government organisations, the private sector and academia, to counter the epidemic of child exploitation.

27 September 2021

To support culturally and linguistically diverse businesses and their customers, we recently released guidance materials for remittance service providers in a range of languages other than English.

The resources include fact sheets and guides to help you understand your obligations and manage your risks, and they cover: