Transparency International launches its 2020 Corruption Perception Index

Posted on February 19, 2021

The Transparency International landmark annual report, the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), is the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide. It assesses the level of public sector corruption in each of the world’s 180 countries according to data sources from expert independent institutions. The 2020 report was recently released. The past year highlighted integrity challenges Continue reading

ABC Four Corners investigation uncovers money laundering

Posted on February 17, 2021

The recent Four Corners investigation into Russian influence in Australia has again highlighted the importance of robust due diligence to know your customers, contractors and business partners. Money laundering, lobbying, undue influence and inadequate due diligence all feature in this story. You can watch the episode here, and read the write up on the ABC’s Continue reading

Responsible Mining Business Integrity Tool launched

Posted on February 15, 2021

Transparency International has just launched an exciting new tool, the Responsible Mining Business Integrity Tool. The tool helps mining companies evaluate and strengthen their anti-corruption controls and procedures, with a specific focus on project licensing, permitting and acquisitions. With indicators selected from close to 40 international best practice standards and frameworks, this online and interactive Continue reading

Enactment of new Commonwealth money laundering offences

Posted on February 9, 2021

The Crimes Legislation Amendment (Economic Disruption) Bill 2020 was passed by Parliament on 3 February 2021. These reforms include new money laundering offences designed to address the behaviours of modern money laundering networks, including entities that launder the proceeds of foreign bribery. The OECD Working Group on Bribery has found that a substantial amount of Continue reading

Celebrating International Anti-Corruption Day 2020

Posted on December 8, 2020

Transparency International Australia reflects on 2020 and the impact of COVID-19 on bribery and corruption risks. This blog post tracks key developments in anti-corruption in Australia over the course of 2020, and highlights the importance of COVID-19 recoveries that are guided by the principles of transparency, accountability and integrity. This includes ensuring that due diligence Continue reading

Brisbane man arrested, two international warrants issued in foreign bribery investigation

Posted on November 20, 2020

Last month, following a nine year investigation into foreign bribery, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) made one arrest, and issued a further two arrest warrants, in relation to the Leighton Holdings case. This longest running foreign bribery investigation in Australia’s history relates to two crude oil contracts made in 2010 and 2011 between Leighton Offshore Continue reading