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

Commonwealth Integrity Commission consultations

Posted on November 10, 2020

The Australian Government is undertaking consultations on its proposed Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC) and supporting draft legislation. The proposed CIC would acts as a centralised, specialist centre investigating corruption in the public sector and would established as an independent statutory agency, led by the Integrity Commissioner and assisted by the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner and Continue reading

Bribery Prevention Network launches in Australia to protect business community

Posted on October 21, 2020

Australia’s top ASX-listed companies, government organisations and civil society organisations have joined forces to launch the country’s Bribery Prevention Network, aimed at supporting businesses to prevent, detect and address bribery and corruption. The Bribery Prevention Network brings together business, civil society, academic institutions, and government. Hosted by Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) – the local Continue reading

Australian Law Reform Commission final report on corporate criminal responsibility

Posted on October 8, 2020

The Australian Law Reform Commission has published the Final Report from its Review of Corporate Criminal Responsibility. The report makes wide-ranging recommendations for a significant recalibration of corporate criminal laws. Some significant recommendations include: Reserving criminal punishment for the most serious misconduct. Creating a single mechanism for holding companies criminally liable for misconduct by employees Continue reading

Transparency International Australia highlights bribery and corruption risks during a global crisis

Posted on October 7, 2020

Transparency International Australia understands that any crisis can see an increase in bribery, corruption, fraud and misconduct, and the Covid-19 pandemic is no different. Disruption, uncertainty and distraction contribute to an environment in which corrupt actors can take advantage of a crisis for their own benefit. The dedicated landing page will keep you informed of Continue reading