August 2011 (#136)

In this update:

  • Latest TI Australia Newsletter
  • Frank Costigan Oration
  • Progress Report 2011 – Enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

Latest TI Australia Newsletter

Articles include:

  • Securency Scandal
  • Unfinished Business in Canberra – Oversight of Law Enforcement
  • ICAC Buys into Debate on Procurement
  • The Feds Get Their Man – Response of State Government

TI Australia Newsletter – Sept 2011

Frank Costigan Oration

The second Costigan Oration, to be delivered by the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, will be held on Wed 30 November 2011 in the Melbourne CBD. Please note this date in your diary.

Progress Report 2011 – Enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

TI’s 2011 Progress Report on Enforcement is that enforcement is inadequate. There is active enforcement in only seven countries, moderate enforcement in nine countries and little no enforcement in 21 countries, including Australia. As a sequel to this global report, all readers will be aware that the Australian Federal Police has launched the first prosecution under the Australian law banning the bribery of foreign officials. Bribery charges have been laid against currency makers Note Printing Australia Limited (NPA) and Securency Limited, plus seven former employees. Click below to read the TIA media release on this issue and an article from The Age newspaper, titled ‘RBA held evidence of bribery’.