December 2010 (#123)


In this update:

  • TI 2010 Global Corruption Barometer released
  • G20 Summit – major anti-corruption advances
  • New Fraud, Forgery and Identity – Related Offences in New South Wales
  • 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference
  • Transparency International and UN Millennium Campaign joint panel, New York
  • Coming Events

TI 2010 Global Corruption Barometer released

Released on 9 December 2010, the Global Corruption Barometer is a survey that assesses general public attitudes toward, and experience of, corruption in dozens of countries around the world. It shows that nearly half the people in the Asia Pacific region considered that corruption has increased in their nation over the past three years. The 2010 Barometer captures the experiences and views of more than 91,500 people in 86 countries and territories, making it the only world-wide public opinion survey on corruption. Click below for media release with more detail about the Asia Pacific region. Click below for a summary of key findings.

G20 Summit – major anti-corruption advances

A remarkable release from the G20 leaders at the Seoul meeting in November 2010 is a major advance in the global fight against corruption. Click below for TI statement.

New Fraud, Forgery and Identity – Related Offences in New South Wales

Advances in technology have unquestionably delivered many benefits to society. However, criminals relentlessly utilise many of these advances to devise new means of obtaining ill-gotten gains at the expense of individuals, businesses and governments. Tobin Meagher, Partner, and Andrew Moore, Senior Associate, Clayton Utz, examine the boost given to ‘The ongoing battle against fraud?in NSW by the passing of the Crimes Amendment (Fraud, Identity and Forgery Offences) Act 2009 (NSW) (Act)’.

14th International Anti-Corruption Conference

The recent 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference closed with an urgent call for greater enforcement of anti-corruption laws and citizen mobilization. The IACC brought together more than 1200 representatives from the public, private and non-profit sectors from more than 135 countries.

Transparency International and UN Millennium Campaign joint panel, New York

In September 2010, the United Nations convened a major Summit in New York to evaluate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. Click below to read a report by TI Australia member and National Campaign Director, The Oaktree Foundation, Peter B. Willis.

Coming Events

23-25 March 2011 – National Information Law Conference at the National Museum of Australia: TI Australia Chief Executive, Michael Ahrens, will be speaking on the topic Resistance to transparency in government.

15-17 November 2011 – APSACC Conference Perth: The Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference is the leading national event hosted by the CMC (Qld), the ICAC (NSW) and the CCC (WA). Again next year it will have 4 concurrent streams of presentations and panel discussions. 450 leaders from all streams of government are expected to attend.