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Parliamentary Questions


Question On Notice No. 923 asked in the Legislative Council on 20 September 2022 by Hon Dr Steve Thomas

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum
Parliament: 41 Session: 1
Tabled Paper No: 1747- View tabled paper


Question

I refer to the Western Australian State Government body Gold Corporation trading as The Perth Mint, which registered with Austrac's Remittance Sector Register in March 2021, and I ask:
(a) when did The Perth Mint recognise it was a remitter under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 and needed to register with the Austrac as a remitter;
(b) how long had The Perth Mint been functioning as a remitter before it registered with Austrac as a remitter;
(c) please provide the application made by The Perth Mint to Austrac to register as a remitter;
(d) please provide the response from Austrac to the application in (c), including any registration document and instructions;
(e) did the Government order any investigation or review of the functions of The Perth Mint following the discovery of the need to register with Austrac;
(f) if yes to (e), please provide a copy of any investigation or review; and
(g) if no to (e), why not?

Answered on 20 October 2022

a) 2021

b) Gold Corporation is seeking advice on the extent of its remittance obligations under the Act. At no point during the previous Liberal National Government was Gold Corporation registered as a remittance provider.

c) See attached (this is a publicly available document)

d) The submission was made via the AUSTRAC portal via and an automatic confirmation email was received. Registering as a remittance provider is not an application that is assessed.

e) No

f) N/A

g) Gold Corporation self-identified and self-reported to AUSTRAC and has been registered since 5 March 2021