April 2008 (#86)


In this update:

May 2008 TI Australia Newsletter STOP PRESS Will Victoria establish an ICAC? If not, Why not? Markets and Corruption Follow the Money – Recovery of Looted Assets from Off-Shore Havens New Federal Lobbying Code of Conduct Book Reviews


May 2008 TI Australia Newsletter

The May 2008 edition of the TI Australia Newsletter has been released.
The leading article, “Will Victoria establish an ICAC? If not, Why not?” is by TI Australia Chairman, Frank Costigan.
Other articles include:

  •  STOP PRESS! London High Court judgement on the Al-Yamamah affair
  •  Markets and Corruption
  •  Follow the Money – Recovery of Looted Assets from Off-Shore Havens
  •  New Federal Lobbying Code of Conduct

STOP PRESS

On 14 April the High Court in London handed down a very important judgement relating to the stopping of the Serious Fraud Office Investigation into the Al-Yamamah affair.

Will Victoria establish an ICAC? If not, Why not?

An article by TI Australia Chairman, Frank Costigan.

Markets and Corruption

Much of the international concern about corruption in developing countries tends to rely on two main tools to combat – corruption megaphone-type criticisms of corruption and the law. These policies are far from being enough. Indeed, by themselves, they are likely to have a quite limited impact…

Follow the Money – Recovery of Looted Assets from Off-Shore Havens

New initiatives are being taken to assist less developed countries trace and recover some of the vast amounts stashed overseas by corrupt leaders.

New Federal Lobbying Code of Conduct

An Exposure Draft of the new Lobbying Code of Conduct was released in Canberra by Senator John Faulkner on 2 April 2008 and was open for comment until 16 April 2008. It is scheduled to take effect from 1 May 2008.

Book Reviews

‘Traders, Guns and Money’, by Satyajit Das and
‘Democracy Under Siege’ by David Yencken and Nicola Henry