2022 Corruption Perceptions Index released

Posted on February 2, 2023

Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) report released this week has put Australia in 13th place, scoring 75 points on the 100-point scale. This is 2 points up from last year, which was Australia’s lowest ever score. More than two-thirds of countries (68%) score below 50 and the average global score remains unchanged at 43. Transparency Continue reading

Audit and renewable energy featured in the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group in 2022

Posted on December 22, 2022

The role of audit in combatting corruption and emerging risks in the renewable energy sector were key issues considered by the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group in 2022 under Indonesia’s G20 presidency and co-chaired by Australia. Role of audit in tackling corruption Internal and external audits can help businesses develop and improve their anti-bribery and corruption Continue reading

How does Australia measure up against key G20 Anti-Corruption priorities of 2022?

Posted on December 22, 2022

In 2022, the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group focused on the role of audit in tackling corruption, emerging risks in the renewable energy sector, anti-money laundering and public participation and anti-corruption education. How do Australia and other G20 countries measure up in relation to these key issues? Accountability Lab, a C20 partner of the G20 ACWG, Continue reading

High Court to hear appeal on calculation of foreign bribery penalties

Posted on December 18, 2022

The High Court of Australia has agreed to hear an appeal by the Crown about how penalties for foreign bribery are calculated. In particular, the appeal will consider how the ‘value of the benefit’ of foreign bribery under the federal Criminal Code is measured – is the maximum penalty to be measured by the gross Continue reading

December BPN Update

Posted on December 13, 2022

It has been an eventful year for the Bribery Prevention Network (BPN). Over the course of 2022, we have concluded our first two-year phase, held a series of launch events around the country, welcomed new representatives to our Steering Committee and almost doubled the BPN’s online audience. This December quarterly update from the BPN highlights some Continue reading

Report published on Australia’s international anti-corruption obligations

Posted on December 7, 2022

Australia’s ‘Second Cycle’ report on implementation of UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) obligations relating to corruption prevention and asset recovery has been published on the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) website.  The review made 13 recommendations to strengthen Australia’s implementation of the UNCAC, including in relation to access to beneficial ownership and director Continue reading