December 2016 (#221)

In this update:

  • Whistleblowing Processes & Procedures – a new national snapshot
  • JPMorgan ‘Sons & Daughters Program’ – FCPA offenses
  • Corruption Indicators in Internal Audits
  • People and Corruption: Europe and Central Asia
  • 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference

Whistleblowing Processes & Procedures – a new national snapshot

Whistling While They Work 2 is research on public interest whistleblowing in Australian organisations. Preliminary findings have been released. The second phase of the project involves a confidential survey of employees and managers, called the Workplace Experiences and Relationships Questionnaire (WERQ); and collection of further, more detailed data about whistleblowing processes and procedures.  New research confirms whistleblowers can’t be protected until governments take a more comprehensive approach to law reform, even when individual organisations are making strong efforts.


JPMorgan ‘Sons & Daughters Program’ – FCPA offenses

JPMorgan Chase and a Hong Kong subsidiary have agreed to pay $264.4 million to the DOJ, SEC, and Federal Reserve to resolve FCPA offenses for awarding prestigious jobs to relatives and friends of Chinese government officials to win banking deals.


Corruption Indicators in Internal Audits

The Institute of Internal Auditors – Australia has released a white paper on indicators of corruption. It is a practical guide to help overcome the problem of corruption remaining undetected in an organisation.


People and Corruption: Europe and Central Asia

Transparency International has released a report which shows that one in three people living in Europe and Central Asia think corruption is one of the biggest problems facing their country. Transparency International spoke to nearly 60,000 citizens in 42 countries in Europe and Central Asia on their experiences with corruption in their daily lives.


17th International Anti-Corruption Conference

TI Australia representatives will attend the 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference to be held in Panama City from 1-4 December. With more than 1,500 participants from around the world, this conference will focus on enablers of corruption and investigative journalism, with in-depth discussions of the Panama Papers.



16-17 March 2017 – TI Australia National Conference in BrisbaneNational Integrity 2017: Building the Public/Private Alliance. Save the date and plan to be a part of strengthening Australia’s integrity, accountability and anti-corruption systems.

TI Australia e-Update #221

December 2016

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