12th August 2019
An Asian money launderer used a Star Entertainment casino account in Sydney to send more than $400,000 offshore in a transaction tracked by Australian Federal Police investigators. The money was destined for Macau multi-millionaire casino tycoon, Alvin Chau, whose high-roller travel business, known as a junket, is licensed and paid… Read More
7th August 2019
Profits at Australia’s biggest bank, the Commonwealth, have slumped by 8.1% after the bank laid out an extra $1bn to compensate customers it has ripped off. The bank, which was at the centre of a series of financial scandals that helped prompt last year’s Hayne… Read More
6th August 2019
Drug traffickers have used two private companies which were set up by Crown Resorts with Crown executives as directors to bank suspected proceeds of crime, federal investigations have alleged. Investigators traced money from a number of suspected or convicted drug traffickers and money launderers flowing into the bank accounts of… Read More
1st August 2019
The Tasmanian independent Jacqui Lambie says she will consider telling the Morrison government “where to stick their bills” if the Coalition continues to pursue a suboptimal federal integrity commission. Lambie made the threat during a show of unity by parliamentary crossbenchers on Wednesday about the necessity… Read More
31st July 2019
Australian law-enforcement and intelligence agencies are scrutinizing the activities of one of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s cousins as part of broad probes of organized crime, money laundering and alleged Chinese influence-peddling, according to Australian officials. Among other things, police are looking into the alleged 2017 use by the cousin, Ming… Read More
31st July 2019
By Charles Livingstone, Monash University Regulatory failure has been a hot topic in Australia recently. Royal commissions into the financial and aged care sectors have revealed major regulatory failures. The harm done by these oversights has been significant. Regulation is not just red tape. It protects… Read More
30th July 2019
Commonwealth authorities and Crown Casino will face an integrity investigation amid allegations about efforts to lure Chinese gamblers to Australia. Attorney-General Christian Porter said he had referred allegations about Crown Casino to the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity. Crown has been the subject of a Nine News investigation… Read More
29th July 2019
Crown Resorts is facing calls for a federal parliamentary inquiry after days of revelations about its flagship Melbourne casino and payments to a brothel owner and alleged money launderer. Tasmanian independent MP Andrew Wilkie said Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese should back the joint… Read More
23rd July 2019
Bank executives in Australia may have to wait as long as seven years to receive their bonuses and face a greater emphasis on improving culture and governance, under regulatory proposals spurred by a string of scandals across the financial industry. In other changes, financial measures will account for no more… Read More
11th July 2019
Three of Australia’s biggest banks will have to set aside an additional A$500 million ($348 million) each until they have strengthened risk management and reimbursed customers for wrongly charged fees, the prudential regulator said on Thursday. Westpac Banking Corp (WBC.AX), Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (… Read More