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Perceptions of money laundering and financing of terrorism in a sample of the Australian legal profession in 2008–09

Research and Public Policy Series no.122 part 1

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Russell G Smith, Julie Walters, Samantha Bricknell
ISBN 978 1 922009 54 8 ISSN 1836-2079
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, May 2013


The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance and advice of the Law Council of Australia and its constituent bodies who took part in preparing and administering the survey—the ACT Law Society, the Law Institute of Victoria, the New South Wales Law Society, the Queensland Law Society and the Victorian Bar Inc.

The authors are also grateful for the feedback on earlier drafts provided by staff at the Attorney-General’s Department, AUSTRAC and the Law Council of Australia.

The authors also acknowledge the valuable assistance provided by current and former colleagues at the Australian Institute of Criminology, particularly Hannah Chadwick, Simone Gangell and Dr Brent Davis.

Finally we are also grateful to the many legal practitioners who agreed to participate in the survey.

The views expressed are not necessarily those of the Australian Government.