The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) produce a wide range of intelligence products relating to illicit finance and the laundering of proceeds of crime to support the agency’s stakeholders. The products cover topics such as new and emerging methodologies to launder money—including cryptocurrency—and identify new individuals potentially engaged in this criminal activity domestically and internationally.
In 2019–20, the ACIC contributed significantly to Australia’s understanding of new and emerging money laundering methodologies. We utilised our unique powers to collect intelligence which has contributed to domestic and international operations. The ACIC also led the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce Fusion Team, which targeted tax evasion and criminal exploitation of government stimulus measures related to COVID-19.