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The anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime in Australia: Perceptions of regulated businesses in Australia

Research and Public Policy Series no. 117

Julie Walters, Russell G Smith, Brent Davis, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo and Hannah Chadwick
ISBN 978 1 922009 11 1 ISSN 1836-2079
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, August 2012


In Australia, legislation was introduced in 2006 that requires specified businesses to forward reports of certain financial transactions to the Australian Government agency, AUSTRAC. As part of the Australian Institute of Criminology’s research in to Australia’s anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing regime, a survey was conducted in mid 2009 of all business with reporting obligations to AUSTRAC. This report examines the findings of the survey on the perceptions of Australian businesses to the reporting regime in Australia.

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