January 2014 (#179)


In this update:

  • Why we must do more to fight corruption
  • C20 Australia 2014
  • Australian whistleblowers provide tip-offs
  • New Business Principles for Countering Bribery
  • Events

Why we must do more to fight corruption

TI Australia Director, Neville Tiffen, comments on ways in which Australia can help lead international anti-corruption efforts through the G20 (Sydney Morning Herald article).

 C20 Australia 2014

After months of public consultation with international civil society, the Australian C20 Steering Committee has selected four key policy themes: Inclusive Growth and Employment; Infrastructure; Climate and Sustainability; and Governance.

Australian whistleblowers provide tip-offs

An article from The Age newspaper (20.1.14) notes that: ‘The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has received 39 whistleblower tip-offs from Australia since late 2011, when laws to ”incentivise” those who exposed insider trading, market manipulation, foreign bribery and other misconduct came into force.’ The article goes on to comment on Australia’s whistleblowing legislation.

New Business Principles for Countering Bribery

Transparency International has released a new edition of its Business Principles for Countering Bribery. Since 2003 the Business Principles have been used by companies and anti-bribery experts to develop anti-bribery programs or benchmark existing ones.

Events

Individual Behaviour, Culture and Whistleblowing in Organisations – 4 March 2014 in Brisbane: a networking and discussion session with speakers: Jim Box, Dr AJ Brown and Howard Whitton. To be held 5.30-7pm at UHY Haines Norton, Level 11, 42-60 Albert Street, Brisbane. RSVP by 25 February to Jeanette Kelleher, UHY Haines Norton, on 07 3210 5500 or j.kelleher@uhyhn.com.au

Second Annual Forum on Anti-Corruption Australia – 25-26 March 2014 in Sydney: endorsed by TI Australia, distinguished speakers will give practical insights on the latest anti-bribery and corruption enforcement initiatives, global anti-corruption compliance strategies and benchmarking opportunities for the anti-corruption compliance community.

 

TI Australia e-Update #179

January 2014

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