February 2014 (#182)


In this update:

  • Australian whistleblowing reforms – more action needed
  • TI to monitor EU sanctions of corrupt Ukrainian officials
  • Events

 Australian whistleblowing reforms – more action needed

Transparency International Australia has welcomed new guidelines from the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) on how it will better manage reports from corporate whistleblowers, but the guidelines reinforce the need for Australia to lead the way with serious law reform in the fight against corporate corruption.

 

TI to monitor EU sanctions of corrupt Ukrainian officials

TI chapters will monitor the use of sanctions against Ukrainian officials and pressure authorities to use money-laundering legislation to enforce them. TI welcomes the European Union agreement to freeze assets of corrupt Ukrainian officials as an important first step to ensure there is no impunity for corruption in Ukraine.

 

Events

12 March 2014: Corruption Perspectives in AustraliaCooperation & Enforcement are closer than you think: 8-10am in Sydney – a seminar organised by the Anti-Corruption Committee of the American Bar Association and designed to expose its members to Australian perspectives on anticorruption enforcement. RSVP to Rita Nader on 02 9263 4100 or rnader@gtlaw.com.au

25-26 March 2014: Anti-Corruption Australia in Sydney: Think your company is safe from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act and the Australian Criminal Code? Think again. Local and foreign authorities are taking a stance against corruption involving Australian companies. Hear from senior government officials, and legal and compliance officers from Australia’s leading multi-national companies.

17-18 June 2014: Corruption, Integrity Systems and the G20: Using Anti-Corruption to Protect Growth and Development in the G20 and Beyond in Brisbane: a two-day workshop & conference held ahead of the November 2014 G20 meetings in Brisbane. For those interested in anti-corruption: politicians, NGOs and community representatives; business leaders; policy makers; and researchers.

TI Australia e-Update #182

February 2014

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