August 2013 (#171)

In this update:

  • Call to Parties! Federal Election
  • ICAC calls for criminal charges
  • RBA Units show collective amnesia in bribery investigation
  • TI Global Corruption Barometer 2013
  • Diagnosing Bribery Risk
  • TI Annual Report 2012
  • Coming Events

Call to Parties! Federal Election

TI Australia has sent a questionnaire to Australian political parties contesting the upcoming Federal election, asking them for details of their national integrity and anti-corruption policies. A panel will rate the responses to 10 priority issues and the results released to the major news outlets and published on the TIA website.

ICAC calls for criminal charges

On 31 July the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) found that NSW Labor Minister, Ian Macdonald, and powerbroker Eddie Obeid, and his son Moses Obeid, had engaged in corrupt conduct and recommended criminal charges against them.

RBA Units show collective amnesia in bribery investigation

A new Bloomberg report pinpoints aspects of the case study appearing in a recent Parliamentary Report tabled in Canberra. It stated, ‘The Reserve Bank of Australia’s note-printing units had an opaque culture and suffered “collective amnesia” when faced with a probe over the [alleged] bribery of foreign officials.’

TI Global Corruption Barometer 2013

The Global Corruption Barometer is compiled from surveys of over 114,000 people in 107 countries about their experiences of corruption. Its findings indicate that corruption is seen as present in Australia in a number of public sectors, such as the police, the media and among parliamentarians.

Diagnosing Bribery Risk

TI in the United Kingdom has published a guide which provides specific, practical advice based on real-life experience on how to conduct an effective bribery risk assessment. The guide is available for free download.

TI Annual Report 2012

The latest TI Annual Report looks forward by looking back on the past 20 years. True stories from around the world bring alive the ongoing fight against corruption.


Other Coming Events

Corruption Prevention Network 2013 Annual Full Day Forum – 12 September 2013 to be held in Sydney. Download an information flyer and register online.

Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2013 – 26-28 November 2013 to be held in Sydney. TI founder, scholar and lawyer, Dr Peter Eigen, is the opening speaker.


TI Australia e-Update #171

August 2013


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