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Serious offence

Any offence, committed in Australia or overseas, where the punishment under Australian law would be two or more years in prison.

Significant cash transaction report (SCTR)

A report about a transaction involving Australian or foreign physical currency with a value of A$10,000 or more submitted by an entity which has obligations under the FTR Act.

A Solicitor SCTR is a SCTR made by a solicitor.

See

FTR Act 1988 Part 2, division 1 and 1B

Structuring

Structuring is where a person deliberately:

  • splits cash transactions to avoid a single large transaction being reported in threshold transaction reports
  • travels with cash amounts in a way that avoids declaring cross border movements of the cash.

Structuring can be a money laundering technique and is against the law under the AML/CTF Act. 

See

AML/CTF Act 2006 sections 142 and 143

Suspect transaction report (SUSTR)

A report that motor vehicle dealers who act as insurers or insurance intermediaries must make if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that a transaction may be related to money laundering, terrorism financing, tax evasion, proceeds of crime or any other serious crimes under Australian law.

See

FTR Act 1988 section 16

Suspicious matter report (SMR)

A report a reporting entity must submit under AML/CTF Act if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that a transaction may be related to money laundering, terrorism financing, tax evasion, proceeds of crime or any other serious crimes under Australian law. An SMR must also be submitted if the reporting entity has reasonable grounds to suspect the customer or an agent of the customer is not who they say they are.

See

AML/CTF Act 2006 section 41 (1)