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  • Could you be considered a money laundering suspect by your financial activity?

    Could you be considered a money laundering suspect by your financial activity?

    Published: 03 May 2018

    Have you ever made a sizeable cash deposit or wire transfer to a bank account and been asked by the teller why you’re depositing the funds? For most of us, the term ‘money laundering’ brings to mind the type of organised crime depicted in The Sopranos and Underbelly. We think of millions of dollars being shifted about through gambling operations, and our suspects are crime families and drug lord...

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  • Why is cybercrime a national security concern?

    Why is cybercrime a national security concern?

    Published: 01 May 2018

    Is cyber crime a national security issue? Put simply, cyber security involves protecting the integrity and security of computer systems connected to the Internet. Different entities like Government, organisations and individuals across Australia depend on these connections to the internet. Consequently, if Australian computer systems were compromised, such impairment could endanger Australia’s...

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  • What are the implications of using Bitcoin and the Darknet in criminal cases?

    What are the implications of using Bitcoin and the Darknet in criminal cases?

    Published: 26 Apr 2018

    How do Australian Criminal Courts assess the use of Bitcoin & Darknet? With the increasing popularity of virtual currency, Australian Courts are beginning to deal with sophisticated criminal activity involving bitcoins and the darknet which appears to be intended to disguise the supply of prohibited drugs and the proceeds of crime. In a recent South Australian decision, R v Collopy...

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  • What is the framework for International Cooperation in Extradition and Mutual Assistance matters?

    What is the framework for International Cooperation in Extradition and Mutual Assistance matters?

    Published: 20 Mar 2018

    With the increasing prevalence of transnational and cyber-enabled crime and the globalisation of international markets, there has been an increasing need for international cooperation in dealing with transnational crimes and in dealing with extradition and mutual assistance matters. Every country differs in their approach to combating transnational crime and has dif...

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  • Secret intelligence sharing across borders

    Secret intelligence sharing across borders

    Published: 15 Mar 2018

    How does the international sharing of intelligence raise potential human rights threats? It does not come as a surprise to the public that secret intelligence is shared among secret agencies across borders. But do we actually know what it involves? The information relating to any intelligence sharing process is protected as ‘confidential information’. The protection against public disclosure i...

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  • Who Investigates and Prosecutes White Collar Crime in Australia?

    Who Investigates and Prosecutes White Collar Crime in Australia?

    Published: 08 Mar 2018

    The variety of criminal activities that come under the definition of “white collar” means there are several agencies that are responsible for investigating and prosecuting white collar crime in Australia. White collar crime is also notoriously difficult for authorities to deal with, due in part to how easily these types of crimes can be covered up by the perpetrators. What are some Potential i...

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  • How Might a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) Scheme Work in Australia?

    How Might a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) Scheme Work in Australia?

    Published: 01 Mar 2018

    How to more effectively deal with white collar crime is an issue that Australian legislators and law enforcement are increasingly focused on. A particular area of consideration is whether there is some merit in introducing deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) to Australia. DPAs have already been implemented relatively successfully in the United States and the United Kingdom, and given the simi...

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  • What factors are considered in reviewing requests to delete an Interpol Red Notice?

    What factors are considered in reviewing requests to delete an Interpol Red Notice?

    Published: 19 Feb 2018

    The Commission for the Control of Interpol’s files (CCF) has commenced publishing its decision excerpts online. Whilst the decisions appear somewhat cryptic due to the names of the individuals and countries being omitted, the facts upon which the decisions were made are clear and provide some useful insight into the matters that the CCF considers when being asked to delete Interpol Red Noti...

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