Crown Inquiry zeroes in on anti-money laundering laws

Aub Chapman, an anti-money laundering expert and a former chief manager for operational control at Westpac, said existing laws meant that "suspicion is in the eye of the beholder".

Mr Chapman said there was a general expectation of "defensive reporting: if in doubt, report," and that this level of discretion relied on rigorous training for staff at all levels of casino operations.

But he said money launderers had tactics to evade reporting requirements —   such as...