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June 2017 (#288)

In this update:

  • ACFID's New Code of Conduct is live!
  • Former Mayor accused of corruption in Queensland Parliament
  • World Bank Steps up Efforts to Combat Corruption
  • A Trial Date Finally!
  • Operation Car Wash: the greatest corruption scandal in history?
  • Arrests of Anti-Corruption Protestors in Russia
  • Events

ACFID’s New Code of Conduct is live!

The ACFID Code of Conduct is a voluntary, self-regulatory industry code of good practice. It aims to improve international development outcomes and increase stakeholder trust by enhancing the transparency and accountability of signatory organisations. The revised Good Practice Toolkit gives information and practical suggestions in relation to the Code of Conduct.

 

Former mayor accused of corruption in Queensland parliament

A former Queensland mayor, Paul Pisasale, has been accused of a range of corrupt practices by the independent state MP Rob Pyne under parliamentary privilege.

 

World Bank Steps up Efforts to Combat Corruption

Combatting corruption is a priority for the World Bank Group and many of its partners. Businesses and individuals pay an estimated $1.5 trillion in bribes each year. This is about 2% of global GDP—and 10 times the value of overseas development assistance.

 

A Trial Date Finally!

Former currency executives of the Reserve Bank of Australia subsidiaries, Securency International and Note Printing Australia, charged more than six years ago with bribing foreign bank officials, are finally set to stand trial in Victoria – in January 2018.

 

Operation Car Wash: the greatest corruption scandal in history?

Is this Brazil’s – or the world’s – greatest anti-corruption scandal?

 

Arrests of Anti-Corruption Protestors in Russia

Transparency International and Transparency International Russia have condemned the detention of hundreds of citizens as they took to the street across the country to protest against corruption.


EVENTS

17 August – Canberra: Accountability and the Law 2017 Conference, Parliament House, Canberra: the conference will discuss the weaknesses in the current federal accountability system and suggest mechanisms for reform.

8-15 October – University of Passau: The Economics of Corruption 2017: learn about research into anti-corruption control and compliance and the related administrative burden.

14-16 November 2017 – Sydney: Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2017: Increase your knowledge and understanding of effective corruption prevention approaches.

TI Australia e-Update #228

June 2017

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