Australia has inadequate corporate regulatory systems. This enables people who have been involved in corruption and other illegal activities to register companies in Australia.
Individuals can register a company without adequate due diligence checks, beneficial ownership disclosure, identification of potential links to politically exposed persons, or a robust assessment of their business activities and legitimacy. Both in Australia and transnationally.
This lack of transparency makes it easier for dishonest and criminal individuals to hide corruption, misconduct and crime, including money laundering, fraud, and embezzlement.