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The latest risk assessment demonstrates that Australia is primarily targeted by state-based actors for financial proliferation.

The official statement from the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) this week upon the release of Proliferation Financing Australia-National Risk Assessment.

Austrac said in an official ...

By Kwame Slusher

Earlier this year American and Bahamian securities regulators commenced investigations into FTX.

The FT News Briefing
Podcast has reported the Former FTX Executive Charged with Fraud.

By Kwame Slusher


Civil Penalty Proceedings
Proceedings Against Finder Wallet

This month, the Australian Securities and  Investments Commission has commenced civil penalty proceedings against Finder Wallet for Finder Earn offered between February and 10 November of this year.

ASIC alleges that the subsidiary website provided unlicensed f...

By Kwame Slusher

Thursday 15 December 2022


The securities regulator chief reminds regulated entities that the directors play a critical role in corporate conduct, as they act against eleven former Star Entertainment Directors.

ASIC CEO Joe Longo continued in an official statement “Their duty is to understand the operations of the company over which they preside, and the particular r...

By Kwame Slusher

Friday 9 December 2022


As 2022 comes to an end the gaming industry faces two more federal court proceedings for financial crime compliance breaches. 

At the end of November, the Australian Transactions Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) commenced civil proceedings against Star Entertainment Group for challenges in governance risk management and compliance with...

By Kwame Slusher

Directors have been warned again that sustainability and related disclosures will focus of the securities and investments regulator.

In an article by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission commissioner Sean Hughes writes that despite improvement in reporting disclosures related to sustainability and climate, there are challenges...

By Kwame Slusher

Dark Money Files takes the time to look at some new publication guidance around financial crime compliance

By Kwame Slusher

This week saw the passage of the promised Financial Sector Reform Bill 2022.

Assistant Treasurer and Minister of Financial Services Stephen Jones said during the second reading of the bill, "The Financial Sector Reform Bill 2022 is part of a package of bills that finalises a number of remaining recommendations from the banking royal commissi...

By Kwame Slusher

Friday 2 December 2022

Climate change-related risks to the Australian economy

Prudential-regulated businesses might not have a better idea about how they can build their resilience against climate change-related future risks, but the recent assessment carried out on behalf of the Council of the Financial Regulators (CFR) might be a start in building better tools a...

By Kwame Slusher

Directors are urged to ensure that their annual and half-year reports have meaningful information. 

the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC ) has highlighted some particular areas of concern:

  • asset values
  • provisions
  • solvency and going concern assessments
  • events occurring after year-end and befor...

By Kwame Slusher