Financial crime

Almost all organised crime is motivated by profit. We help to remove the financial motivation to engage in criminal activity by investigating financial crime and developing intelligence products that better inform the response to financially motivated criminal activity. These 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.

We contribute to the Criminal Assets Confiscation Taskforce, to facilitate the physical recovery of proceeds of crime and the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce, to facilitate the coordinated identification of and response to financially motivated criminal activity.

We also participate in other task forces to enhance the integrity of the financial system in Australia, including the Phoenix Taskforce and the Black Economy Standing Taskforce (led by the Australian Taxation Office) and the Fintel Alliance (led by AUSTRAC).