Latest AUSTRAC News

Organised crime syndicate charged and more than 500kg of cocaine seized in PNG
Organised crime syndicate charged over conspiracy to import cocaine
Update on Threshold Transaction Report filings
National Press Club address – 22 July 2020
$7.8 Million restrained after recent arrest of three men charged with conspiracy to defraud Commonwealth
Perth man charged over huge silencer and ammunition find
Update on APRA’s Westpac investigation
AUSTRAC litigation update
Sydney man charged for accessing live child abuse material online
Westpac releases findings into AUSTRAC Statement of Claim issues
Eighth person arrested after investigation into large scale email scam in Mosman
Almost $1 million of illicit drug cash forfeited after AFP investigation
New Rule will help Australians fleeing family and domestic violence gain financial independence
Three children rescued in Philippines after tip off from Australian authorities
Westpac files defence to AUSTRAC Federal Court proceedings
Cybercrime Squad detectives charge woman over unlawful digital currency exchange, NSW
Tax agents potentially compromised in early access to super fraud: ATO
Three children rescued in Philippines after tip-off from Australian authorities
Former WA director charged with avoiding reporting money transactions and breaching director duties
Three NSW men arrested over alleged purchase of child-like sex dolls
Items affecting Westpac’s First Half 2020 results
Peter King appointed Westpac CEO
ACIC CEO Press Club Address – Child Exploitation
Home Affairs Portfolio leads countering child sexual exploitation and abuse
Sydney man accused of travelling to Philippines to abuse children
Westpac announces final member of independent Advisory Panel for AUSTRAC Accountability Review
Criminal network members charged over money laundering
AUSTRAC further strengthens international partnerships with signing of MOU with Great Britain
Westpac acknowledges APRA announcement
Update on AUSTRAC matter
Westpac Share Purchase Plan withdrawal option
ANZ update on actions to prevent financial crime
Westpac board announces CEO and board changes
Westpac Board unreservedly apologises
AUSTRAC applies for civil penalty orders against Westpac
Westpac responds to AUSTRAC’s Statement of Claim
Finance Sector Union Statement on Westpac
AUSTRAC continues to strengthen international partnerships with latest MOU signing with Qatar
Countering terrorist financing and victim-based crime in South East Asia
Fintel Alliance reveals financial crime-fighting results in 2018-19
AUSTRAC releases mutual banking sector money laundering and terrorism financing risk assessment
AUSTRAC orders audit of PayPal Australia’s compliance with financial crime laws
AUSTRAC launches campaign against illegal money transfer dealers
Australia hosts Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering
High Court confirms ATO can use information from data leaks
AUSTRAC orders audit of Afterpay’s compliance with financial crime legislation
Zebpay Launches Crypto Trading Services in Australia