Corruption hurts everyone
- Corruption deepens poverty, it distorts social and economic development and erodes the provision of essential public services.
- It undermines democracy, leading to loss of legitimacy, public trust and support.
- Instead of fair competition based on price, quality and innovation, corruption leads to competitive bribery. This harms trade and deters new investment.
- Corruption threatens the environment. When environmental protection agencies are corrupt, the very foundations of human development are eroded.
- Corruption fosters human rights abuse. As corruption increases, regimes become more secretive, and basic social and economic rights are threatened.
Who should support TIA?
Everyone who is concerned with the problem of corruption – its economic, political and social consequences – and wish to see improved transparency, accountability and national integrity, including:
- businesses which seek fair and honest competition in all their markets, and who are committed to combatting bribery and corruption
- professional firms which advise on international trade and investment
- political leaders who believe in TI’s non-partisan approach and want to see Australia setting a good example
- academic researchers and advisers on good governance, integrity and business ethics
- development aid organisations which wish to see development funds well used and to support good public sector and corporate governance and an active role for civil society
- public officials who from personal commitment wish to join in a private capacity
- media people concerned about public accountability
- community groups with an interest in democracy, development and human rights
- concerned individuals.
What benefits do supporters receive?
TI Australia membership benefits for individual and organisational members include:
- Credible global brand relationship with the leading anti-bribery and anti-corruption movement
- Access to TI knowledge, tools and local/global experience
- Public commitment to anti-bribery and anti-corruption practices
- Opportunity to engage in the TI Australia-led global program on Mining for Sustainable Development
- Opportunity to influence and benefit from leading TI research on business integrity issues, including Strengthening Australia’s National Integrity Systems and Whistling While They Work 2 – a partnership between TI Australia and Griffith University
- Hosting and co-branding anti-bribery and anti-corruption events
- Opportunity to support anti-bribery and anti-corruption research publications and submissions, as agreed
- Access to TI Australia e-News and international TI developments
- Recognition of vital financial and in-kind contribution to TI Australia vision, values and activities.
View membership options for more information.