April 2012 (#146)


In this update:

  • Australia’s Aid Program at Risk?
  • Corruption Risks in Cricket
  • Standing Still: What The World?s Biggest Economies are Doing about Corruption

Australia’s Aid Program at Risk?

Let’s urge the Australian Government to keep its promise to maintain its commitment to increase its aid program to 0.5% of GDP, just 50 cents per dollar, by 2015-16 as World Vision Australia’s Tim Costello advocated in an interview on ABC’s 7.30 program. TI Australia has written to the Prime Minister urging the government to maintain the commitment to the world’s poorest people.

Corruption Risks in Cricket

Australia is playing the West Indies, but what is the ICC doing about its governance? TI has written to the ICC saying that urgent action is needed to address the risks to the game. TI Australia has also written to the Executive Director, Cricket Australia, expressing its concern.

Standing Still: What The World?s Biggest Economies are Doing about Corruption

TI Chair, Huguette Labelle, evaluates progress by Australia and other G20 countries in tackling corruption.