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New Anti-Money Laundering Laws Could Mean Prison for Professionals

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New laws are being enacted by the federal parliament that will extend the obligation to report transactions suggestive of money laundering beyond financial institutions to a range of professionals including lawyers, accountants and real estate agents, meaning professionals could face...

Government’s Digital ID Scheme: Greater State Control and a Haven for Hackers

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Digital identifications are likely to become a reality in Australia, with the Federal Senate passing the Digital ID (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2023 last week. The next step is for the Bill to pass the lower house, before it...

Autonomous Sanctions Act: Punishing Foreigners for Corruption, Human Rights Abuses and Cyber-Crime

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Australia has imposed sanctions against a Russian citizen over the Medibank cyber-attack in 2022, which saw the personal information of millions of Australians accessed, extortion threats made and many of the details published on the dark web after those threats...

The ATO’s New Game is to Name and Shame, But Perhaps It Should Look at Itself First

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It’s no secret that during Scott Morrison’s time in the nation’s top job, the Federal Government invested a lot of money into the Australian Tax Office, ostensibly to crack down on those who engage in tax fraud and tax evasion...

What is the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission?

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The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) was created on 1 July 2016 under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (Cth)(‘the ACC Act’). It consolidated three former federal intelligence agencies: the Australian Crime Commission (ACC), the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC)...

Is There a Difference Between White Collar Crime and Corporate Crime?

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The terms white collar crime and corporate crime are often used interchangeably and there are situations where a single act can fall into both categories, as well as offences that can be classed as both white collar and corporate crimes....

White-Collar Crime: Definition, Categories, Evolution and Notable Cases

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This article will endeavour to define what is regarded as white collar crime and explore a portion of the multitude of white-collar crimes through the ages, from the litany of the broad variety of crimes which form this type offending....

What are the Penalties for Tax Fraud in Australia?

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A sister and brother have been ordered to pay a total of more than $2.3 million in taxes, administrative costs and interest after a court found that ‘thou shall not pay tax’ is not only absent from the Bible, but...

What is White Collar Crime?

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White-collar crime is not a new term. Edwin Sutherland, a North American criminologist, coined the term in 1949 to describe crimes committed by an individual, or groups of individuals, against a company or business. There have been calls for heavier...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

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Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter...
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