December 2013 (#178)


In this update:

  • Global Financial Integrity 2013 Report on Illicit Financial Flows
  • Accountability RoundTable Integrity Awards for Australian MPs
  • Hardening an Organisation Against Corruption

Global Financial Integrity 2013 Report on Illicit Financial Flows

This recently released study showed that ‘Crime, corruption, and tax evasion drained US$946.7 billion from the developing world in 2011, up more than 13.7 percent from 2010.’ These findings are part of a new study by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington, DC-based research and advocacy organisation. Two further comments on the findings have been released by the Thomson Reuters Foundation on: 11 Dec 2013 and 13 Dec 2013. The study is a wake-up call to world leaders. The G20 Leaders must respond to this call at their Summit in Brisbane in November 2014.

 

Accountability RoundTable Integrity Awards for Australian MPs

Former Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, retired Liberal backbencher, Judi Moylan, and Labor’s Melissa Parke have been honoured with awards for integrity in politics at a ceremony in Canberra. Chosen from a field of 16 federal parliamentarians, these awards recognised honesty, civility, independence and courage in politics.

 

Hardening an Organisation Against Corruption

The Hon James Wood AO QC, Chairperson – NSW Law Reform Commission, presented this paper at the Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2013, giving an overview of what is needed to strengthen an organisation against corruption.

 

TI Australia e-Update #178

December 2013

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