July 2013 (#170)

In this update:

  • Global Corruption Barometer 2013 released
  • BOOK NOW: Integrity in Government: A Pre-Election National Anti-Corruption Forum
  • Historic Whistleblower Protection Act passed
  • ACLEI Investigation into Australian Custom Officers
  • Coming Events

Global Corruption Barometer 2013 released

This TI survey covered 107 countries, including Australia. While the percentage of Australian respondents saying they had paid bribes was not significant, a majority still considered that corruption in public sector agencies was increasing. Click here for the Australian results.

Integrity in Government: A Pre-Election National Anti-Corruption Forum – Tues 23 July 2013 – BOOK NOW

This free TI Australia event will be held in Sydney. Hear Australia’s Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus, Shadow Attorney-General, George Brandis, and Greens Leader, Christine Milne, spell out their party’s approaches to fighting corruption and promoting integrity in Australia.

Historic Whistleblower Protection Act passed

A long-term objective of TI Australia has been achieved with the passage of the long overdue Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 by the Gillard Government. A TIA media release called on all members of Federal Parliament to support the Bill. On Wed 26 June 2013 a media release by TIA Director, Dr A J Brown, Griffith University, said, ‘Today’s passage of the Public Interest Disclosure Act, Australia’s first national whistleblower protection law, is the biggest single reform to the federal public integrity system in 25 years’. Attorney-General for Australia, Mark Dreyfus, also commented.

ACLEI Investigation into Australian Custom Officers

ACLEI has released an interim report on its investigations into allegations of corrupt conduct by Australian customs officers.


Other Coming Events

Anti-Corruption Leadership Group Forum: What does the regulator expect? Book for the Sydney event16 July 2013. Book for the Melbourne event18 July 2013. Jointly hosted by TI Australia and the UN Global Compact Network Australia.

Corruption Prevention Network 2013 Annual Full Day Forum – 12 September 2013 to be held in Sydney. Download an information flyer and register online.

Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2013 – 26-28 November 2013 to be held in Sydney. TI founder, scholar and lawyer, Dr Peter Eigen, is the opening speaker.

TI Australia e-Update #170

July 2013

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