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Identify and assess issues early

Monitor for bribery and corruption and assess the effectiveness of controls across your operations.

This collection of resources offers guidance on designing and implementing systems and processes that support the early detection of bribery risks. Discover resources that will support you to continuously adapt and improve your business’ anti-bribery and corruption systems.

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This resource offers an introductory summary of corporate sector whistleblower protection requirements under the Corporations Act 2001. It includes links to further guidance for companies on handling whistleblower disclosures and creating whistleblowing policies. This guidance can be used by companies even if they are not required to have a whistleblower policy under the law.  

This resource explains the role of an internal audit in an effective anti-bribery and corruption program. It provides specific guidance – including sample audit procedures and sample questions – for assessing the effectiveness of an organisation’s system of internal controls to prevent bribery and corruption. Risk types and common red flags are identified, and audit activities are suggested.

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Detect bribery and corruption by leveraging technology based strategies such as data analytics. This resource unpacks how a data analytics strategy can help ensure effective and efficient compliance programs by automating compliance testing and going beyond manual reviews. The guidance is supported by tips, practical advice and case studies.

A resource on the process to use when commissioning independent assurance of anti-bribery programs. Provides benchmarks in the form of control objectives for use in designing and evaluating programs in anticipation of independent assurance. Includes clear step-by-step instructions broken into five stages.

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Address corruption in public infrastructure projects by applying this framework. Learn how data analytics can be used to monitor corruption risk across the project cycle. This resource includes a case study on creating a corruption risk index during construction of an international airport in Mexico City.

Design and operationalise compliance monitoring systems using the practical guidance provided in this resource. The article unpacks why compliance systems should be monitored, who should monitor, what should be monitored and how this can be done. Practical steps to designing and testing business compliance programs are provided as part of three broad monitoring stages.

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A resource to help develop an understanding of how internal reporting mechanisms can strengthen a business. Provides guidance on the components required for a business to have effective reporting mechanisms and early detection. Covers the benefits of whistleblower reporting mechanisms and having employees speak up about legal or ethical misconduct. 

The Austrade 'Monitoring and Review' fact sheet helps businesses to understand what internal and external mechanisms can be used to assess the effectiveness of their bribery prevention policies and procedures. Ensure your organisation has adequate measures in place to meet stakeholder expectations and comply with regulatory frameworks. Know what records should be kept and when policies and procedures may need to be adjusted.

Understand regulatory expectations, seek to comply with legal obligations and manage whistleblowing in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 using this guide on whistleblowing policies. The guide offers background context to whistleblowing policies. It also provides detailed steps, examples and good practice tips on how to establish, implement and maintain a whistleblower policy.

Practical guidance in the form of seven considerations is provided to support business to establish and implement internal whistleblowing programs as part of their efforts to tackle corruption. The document includes a summary of the international corruption landscape and a selected overview of national and international whistleblowing laws and conventions.

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This resource unpacks the key role played by whistleblowers in identifying instances of foreign bribery. Approaches to encouraging whistleblowers to report suspected instances of bribery to law enforcement are explored, including ensuring effective legal protection from reprisals. Case studies of the various approaches are provided from around the world to offer practical examples of the recommendations in action.

Transparency International defines whistleblowing as "Making a disclosure in the public interest by an employee, director or external person, in an attempt to reveal neglect or abuses within the activities of an organisation, government body or company (or one of its business partners) that threaten public interest, its integrity and reputation." Find other definitions for key bribery and corruption terms in Transparency International's Corruption A-Z.

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The Whispli platform has a resource centre with practical tools, videos and guidance on how organisations can establish a culture of whistleblowing protection and support.  It provides free access to the ‘Open Line’ App to enable open and secure communication with employees who may want to speak up. These resources have been developed by experts in the field of whistleblower protection.