January 2013 (#162)

In this update:

  • Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index released
  • Strengthen Extradition
  • Coming Event

Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index released

On 29 January 2013 the TI-UK Defence and Security group released an index with a ranking of 82 countries. Australia and Germany were ranked in the top category relative to the other countries listed. The current close scrutiny of Australian defence procurement, which is driving greater efficiencies, may account for much of the top band recognition.


Strengthen Extradition

The Australian government is moving to streamline its processes and remove the technical obstacles which could be raised on behalf of suspects. A copy of the Amendment Act and Explanatory Memorandum can be found at the ComLaw website.


Coming Event

Building Business Integrity, Preventing Corruption – 27 February 2013 – Melbourne: a panel of prominent expert speakers, including Michael Ahrens (Exec. Director of TIA), will focus on current issues in the corruption risk arena at an afternoon event facilitated by Rosemary Sainty and held in partnership with ANZ.