Region: Australia

Australian regulator suffers cyber attack

25 January 2021

US and Australian banks received majority of 2020 fines

12 January 2021

Australia arrests second individual in Unaoil-linked investigation

11 January 2021

Australian Federal Police looking into ex-Leighton Holdings COO

05 January 2021

People News: former SDNY chief moves to Fried Frank

In the latest people news roundup, Manhattan’s former top federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman has moved into private practice, while Australian casino chain Crown Resorts has hired a new compliance department head amid a money laundering investigation.

02 December 2020

Australian regulator raps Westpac over cash breaches

01 December 2020

Australia arrests former oil executive in Unaoil-linked probe

The Australian Federal Police has arrested a former Leighton Offshore executive and issued arrest warrants for two other individuals in connection with a wide-reaching foreign bribery investigation into Monegasque oil consultancy Unaoil.

18 November 2020

Australian court approves $1.3 billion Westpac money laundering fine

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered Westpac to pay a record-breaking AU$1.3 billion fine for breaching the country’s anti-money laundering and terrorist financing law.

21 October 2020

Austrac investigates gaming company Crown Resorts

19 October 2020

Westpac signs Australia’s largest corporate settlement over money laundering breaches

Australia’s attorney general called the bank’s anti-money laundering record “abysmal” after it agreed to pay a fine that is close to double the previous highest corporate penalty in the country.

24 September 2020

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