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10:20 Westpac Australia accused of millions of anti-money laundering breaches

Across the Tasman, the Australian financial crimes regulator AUSTRAC has stunned the financial world with claims that the banking giant Westpac has breached anti-money laundering laws nearly 23 million times.

It's also alleging the banking giant failed to carry out due diligence on transactions to the Philippines and South East Asia, that may have involved child exploitation.

The ABC's senior digital business reporter, Michael Janda, talks to Karyn from Sydney about AUSTRAC's application today to the Federation Court for civil penalty orders against Westpac in Australia.

Sydney, Australia - June 26, 2016: Close-up of Westpac signage. Westpac is one of the four largest banks in Australia.

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10:30 Actor transforms tragedy to help prevent suicide in New Zealand

Ten years ago actor and playwright Rob Mokoraka advanced on police in Pt Chev in Auckland with a meat cleaver. The police believed he also had a gun, and Rob was subsequently shot in the chest.

Rob survived both the shooting and the depression that triggered the incident, and wrote a one man play about it called "Shot Bro: Confessions of a Depressed Bullet".

He speaks with Karyn about taking the play around communities in New Zealand to help alleviate the stigma attached to mental health, and how it's turned into an invitation to perform in Australia this week.

Actor Rob Mokaraka created Shot Bro: Confessions of a Depressed Bullet

Actor Rob Mokaraka created Shot Bro: Confessions of a Depressed Bullet Photo: supplied


10:45 Midweek Mediawatch 

Mediawatch's mid-weekly catch-up with Lately. Colin Peacock talks to Karyn Hay tonight about Stuff Curcuit's expose in Afghanistan, fielding questions about combining of RNZ and TVNZ and a return to the old days of the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation, and MP Gareth Hughes choosing time with his children instead of the next election.

Green MP Gareth Hughes in committee asks a question about animal welfare and fireworks.

Green MP Gareth Hughes in committee asks a question about animal welfare and fireworks. Photo: ©VNP / Phil Smith