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Written advice usual in advance of AML onsite inspections

23 October 2019

The Department of Internal Affairs advises businesses in writing in advance of conducting onsite inspections under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 except in exceptional cases, Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin has said.


Ms Martin provided the information in response to a written parliamentary question from National MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi.

In another written question, Mr Bakshi asked "Over the last 12 months what were the range of questions asked by Departmental Officials during any out sourced inspections done under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009?"

Ms Martin's response was: "When conducting inspections under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009, officials from the Department of internal Affairs ask a range of questions to assess the business’s compliance with their legislative obligations. The questions asked at each inspection are tailored to the nature, size and complexity of the business and inspection."

Last updated on the 23rd October 2019