February 2015 (#197)


In this update:

  • Foreign bribery prosecution launched
  • Labor’s first test: putting integrity before politics in Queensland
  • What does $1b of illicit funds from China say about Australia’s anti-money laundering systems?
  • US executives prosecuted for bribery

Foreign bribery prosecution launched
ABC News reported that, ‘Australia’s second ever foreign bribery investigation has been launched into a Sydney-based construction company with links to some of Australia’s most notorious terrorists.’

 

Labor’s first test: putting integrity before politics in Queensland

TI Australia Director, Prof. A. J. Brown, has commented on The Conversation website that, since being elected, the new Qld government has: ‘made four pages of promises to earn the crucial support of independent MP Peter Wellington, including new commitments such as developing real-time, online electoral donation disclosure – a first for Australia’.

 

What does $1b of illicit funds from China say about Australia’s anti-money laundering systems?

A timely article on the TIA website states, ‘Australia has long claimed to have robust anti-money laundering systems but a recent announcement by the Australian Federal Police…shines a light on the systemic failures that many have suspected for years’.

 

US executives prosecuted for bribery

US Department of Justice turns its sights on prosecution of executives for bribery. Click here to see a current list of those named and those who have pleaded guilty.

 

TI Australia e-Update #197

February 2015

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