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: NZ needs to act on cash laundering
New Zealand would do worse than Australia if it was audited right now by the body that sets standards for combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism, says the organisation?s former boss.
Roger Wilkins, immediate past-president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), said criticisms of Australia after an audit by the Paris-based organisation earlier this year should be a wake-up call for this country.
?Because the main discrepancies or main weaknesses in the Australian system I think are probably replicated in New Zealand, ?said Wilkins, who is the keynote speaker at the AML Solutions anti-money laundering conference in Auckland this week.
?New Zealand won?t be assessed for another couple of years but if you were to assess New Zealand today it would probably do worse than Australia in a lot of ways,? he said.
hhhhmmmm your thoughts guys?