The Minister for Home Affairs has approved a 12-month policy principles period to enable financial institutions to effectively implement the new correspondent banking obligations in the AML/CTF Act that commenced on 18 June 2021. Background.
The policy principles period will cease on 16 June 2022.
During the policy principles period, enforcement action will only be taken if the AUSTRAC CEO is satisfied that a financial institution has failed to take reasonable steps to comply with the amended Part 8 of the AML/CTF Act. These policy principles do not prevent AUSTRAC from taking enforcement action for contraventions of provisions in Part 8 that occurred before 17 June 2021, or for contraventions of other provisions of the AML/CTF Act.
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Author: David Jacobson
Principal, Bright Corporate Law
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