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Consultation on the 2017–18 AUSTRAC Industry Contribution levy

26 May 2017

Public consultation is open until Friday 23 June 2017.

Draft amendments to Chapter 51 open for consultation

22 May 2017

These draft amendments will ensure that International Funds Transaction Instructions between PayPal Australia and PayPal Hong Kong are reported to AUSTRAC.

Draft AML/CTF Rules resulting from the Review of the Act

24 April 2017

Public consultation open until 22 May 2017

New case study now available

10 April 2017

AUSTRAC assists in unexplained wealth investigation: over AUD2 million in assets seized

Draft Privacy Impact Assessment – AUSTRAC Data Matching Program and Fintel Alliance

7 April 2017

The draft Privacy Impact Assessment considers the Fintel Alliance initial operational projects and the AUSTRAC Data Matching Program.

Media releases

In the wake of an historic court conviction, AUSTRAC has warned that legal action will be taken against unregistered remitters who engage in deliberate and systemic breaches of AML/CTF laws.

Australia's first risk assessment of stored value cards has revealed how criminals can exploit these seemingly innocent modern technologies for ill-gotten gains, including money laundering and terror financing.

A new tool for financial planners to help fight serious financial crime including terrorism financing

One of the major players behind an international crime syndicate that laundered more than $29 million in proceeds of crime in Australia has today been sentenced to 10 years jail.

Yesterday I formally announced my resignation from AUSTRAC to take up a new opportunity with HSBC Bank based in Hong Kong.