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The trouble with looking for transactions ‘consistent’ with ‘known’ patterns ‘indicative’ of child exploitation payments to countries with ‘known’ risks is that countless legitimate payments exhibit similar features. www.shutterstock.com

Westpac ticking every anti-money-laundering box wouldn’t make much difference to criminals

Anti-money laundering rules give the comfort of doing something, but prevent surprisingly little crime.
Heintz Joseph the Elder, The Rape of Persephone, circa 1595. Wikimedia Commons

Explainer: the story of Demeter and Persephone

Like many Greek myths, the story of Persephone's descent into the realm of Hades, and her emergence from it, has resonances in contemporary arts, most especially the notion of death and rebirth.
Even with the National Redress Scheme, pursuing justice through civil litigation is still hugely important to many victims of priest sex abuse. David Crosling/AAP

Victims of child sex abuse still face significant legal barriers suing churches - here’s why

Addressing the legal responsibility of institutions for the actions of abusers has proven incredibly complex. Victoria thought it was making things easier for victims, but the opposite is true.
Coming together with Elders and other community members helped survivors feel connected. It also gave them hope.

‘My mob is telling their story and it makes me feel good’: here’s what Aboriginal survivors of child sexual abuse told us they need

Many Aboriginal survivors of sexual abuse find mainstream counselling inappropriate. But there is a way to help them heal that respects a collective culture, with strong community ties.
A crucial problem with the global approach to anti-money laundering is the emphasis on demonstrating activity rather than results. Paul Miller/AAP

The global war on money laundering is a failed experiment

Anti-money laundering efforts are based on measuring activity, not results. To cut crime and terrorism, we need a frank conversation about where the system has gone wrong.

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