January 2014 (#180)


In this update:

  • Proposed ICC Reforms – serious concerns expressed
  • Ukraine: standing up for people’s rights
  • Learn the Language of Bankers
  • Events

 Proposed ICC Reforms – serious concern expressed

Transparency International (TI) Chapters from nine cricket-playing countries, including Australia, India and United Kingdom, have expressed serious concern at proposed steps by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and called on the ICC to publish a formal response to the Woolf Report, attend to governance issues and meanwhile halt any other proposed governance reforms. An article in ‘The Age’ newspaper (27.1.14) notes opposition to the reforms from respected Australian cricketing figures. Brian Stoddard (30.1.14) calls the proposals ‘controversial’ and points out a range of possible problems.

Ukraine: standing up for people’s rights

The continued protests in Ukraine, following the passage of new laws that restrict freedom of assembly and space for civil society, are the expression of a people who see the liberties they thought they had won after the collapse of the Soviet Union being clawed back by their government. Click on the heading link to see comments by a TI Ukraine representative.

Learn the Language of Bankers

Transparency International has provided a Financial Jargon Buster which helps to unlock the lingo of financial advisors and bankers.

 

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 #180

January 2014

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