Region: Australia

People News: former SFO investigator to helm new economic crime agency in British Crown dependency

The former chief investigator at the UK’s anti-fraud agency has been unveiled as the first director of Guernsey’s new economic crime unit, and the head of the National Security Division is leaving the DOJ.

15 June 2021

NAB hires ex-Austrac head

09 June 2021

NAB’s anti-money laundering unit struggling with increased workload

08 June 2021

Australia announces first auditor prosecution

Australia’s corporate regulator has launched the first criminal prosecution against an auditor for failing to meet auditing standards in their work for a now-collapsed local investment fund.

08 June 2021

Major Australian bank facing AML probe

The National Australia Bank has said it is under investigation by the country’s financial intelligence agency for allegedly failing to comply with anti-money laundering requirements.

07 June 2021

FCA announces Greensill Capital investigation

11 May 2021

ASIC: Australian company whistleblower policies need improvement

05 May 2021

Rio Tinto compliance chief to depart

The search for a permanent replacement, led by chief legal officer Barbara Levi, is ongoing.

23 April 2021

ASIC raids mining company TerraCom in fake coal case

30 March 2021

ASIC’s immunity policy threatens to undermine companies’ whistleblower programmes  

Australian companies should be wary of employees circumventing internal reporting structures and going straight to the securities regulator with allegations of market misconduct following the release of a new immunity policy.

17 March 2021

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