AUSTRAC has worked closely with FASU over a number of years to help build their capability and this is further demonstration of their ongoing commitment to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF).
Head of FASU, Director Benny Popoitai, acknowledged AUSTRACs role in supporting PNGs commitment to strengthening their AML/CTF regime.
AUSTRAC has worked with FASU to help strengthen our capability for several years.
Sasoro Hewago, a "bigman" of the local Fasu clan, told the Wall Street Journal in June 1992 that "The people say problems have come here because Chevron has come here, and so it is Chevron that must take care of them.
The 5,000 supposed local beneficiaries of the project, members of the Fasu, Foe and Kikori clans, live in the areas near the oilfields by Lake Kutubu and along the pipeline through the previously unroaded rainforest of the Hegigio and Kikori River watersheds to the coast.
Mr Jevtovic said AUSTRAC is committed to assisting FASU in strengthening its operational capacity to combat money laundering and terrorism financing.
PNG FASU Director Benny Popoitai acknowledged Australias assistance in supporting PNG to meet FATF
may not be though - and that's a start.
It was clear that among the Fasu, there was a far greater understanding of general Western European derived cultures .
1992a: Appendix 3: Interim Report: Incorporated Land Groups, Fasu Area.