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Judge wants to hear AUSTRAC class actions against CBA before he retires, literally
Class Actions 2021-08-06 11:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The judge overseeing class actions against Commonwealth Bank over its money laundering compliance failures has threatened to force the parties to go to trial by […]

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Crown admits to breaching Vic law for five years, as AUSTRAC probe widens
Gaming 2021-06-07 1:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Crown Resorts admitted Monday that it broke a state law at its Melbourne casino over a five-year period and revealed the financial crimes regulator has […]

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AUSTRAC investigation into NAB referred to enforcement team
Financial Services 2021-06-07 10:55 am By Cat Fredenburgh

AUSTRAC’s long-running investigation into NAB’s compliance with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws has progressed, with the matter being referred to the financial crime regulator’s […]

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AUSTRAC orders Australian Military Bank to improve anti-money laundering compliance
Financial Services 2021-05-04 4:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

AUSTRAC has taken enforcement action against military lender Australian Military Bank after accusing the bank of violating anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism finance laws. The financial intelligence […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills advice to Horizon Oil protected by privilege, judge rules
Defamation 2021-02-24 4:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Horizon Oil has won its bid to shield Herbert Smith Freehills documents advising the company did not breach foreign bribery laws from being revealed in […]

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Victoria launches royal commission into Crown Resorts
Crown Resorts 2021-02-22 9:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A royal commission has been established in Victoria to look into whether Crown Melbourne is suitable to hold a casino licence in the state, following […]

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Crown Resorts hit with class action over money laundering compliance
Class Actions 2020-12-14 12:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Maurice Blackburn has hit Crown Resorts with a shareholder class action alleging the casino giant had lax anti-money laundering compliance systems in place over  a […]

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AUSTRAC’s record $1.3B penalty for Westpac’s money laundering breaches wins court OK
AUSTRAC 2020-10-21 2:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has given the greenlight to AUSTRAC’s $1.3 billion penalty against Westpac over the bank’s 23 million breaches of money laundering and counter-terrorism laws, […]

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Crown Resorts faces AUSTRAC investigation over potential money laundering breaches
AUSTRAC 2020-10-19 11:16 am By Christine Caulfield

Crown Resorts is the target of an investigation by AUSTRAC’s enforcement team in connection with its dealings with high-risk customers at its Melbourne casino. The […]

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AUSTRAC won’t pursue Afterpay after auditor found it got bad legal advice
Financial Services 2020-10-14 1:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Financial crimes regulator AUSTRAC will not take legal action against Afterpay over its compliance with anti-money laundering laws, following an external auditor’s report that found […]

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