August 2014 (#189)


In this update:

• Revelations continue at ICAC NSW hearings • Transparency International staff threatened in Rwanda • Solomon Islands’ Election – vote buying


Revelations continue at ICAC NSW hearings

The drama unfolding at the current ICAC hearings in NSW into political donations continues to command widespread attention.

 

Transparency International staff threatened in Rwanda

The TI website notes that: ‘Following a series of recent serious security incidents involving the staff and premises of its chapter in Rwanda, Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, is calling on the Rwandan authorities to make every effort in ensuring the safety of its staff. ‘The security of our people is paramount…They should be able to pursue their work to tackle corruption and improve people’s lives without fear or threats’ said Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International.

 

Compliance programs depend on how well they are implemented.

A new and comprehensive study by TI-USA confirms this basic proposition for both corporates and other organisations.

 

Solomon Islands’ Election – vote buying

Transparency Solomon Islands wants the Electoral Commission and government to help stamp out vote buying ahead of this year’s elections. Click here for an ABC Radio Australia report.

 

Events

Sydney – Festival of Dangerous Ideas – 30-31 August 2014: part of the year-round Ideas at the House program of the Sydney Opera House, presented in association with St James Ethics Centre. Leading thinkers and culture creators from around the world will bring contentious ideas, challenging mainstream thought and opinion.

 

Sydney – CPN 2014 Annual Forum – 11 September 2014: Click here for the program.

 

 

TI Australia e-Update #189

August 2014

 

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