June 2015 (#203)


In this update:

  • AFP investigates reported bribes to Nauru government ministers
  • ICAC finds former Ausgrid engineer and contractors corrupt
  • Corruption a Cancer
  • US Indicts FIFA Officials for Corruption
  • Letter to the World Bank on beneficial ownership transparency
  • TIA urges State and Federal governments to implement the EITI

AFP investigates reported bribes to Nauru government ministers

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald (8.6.15) notes that, ‘Federal police are preparing to lay criminal charges over allegations that a number of high-ranked Nauru politicians – including its president and justice minister – accepted bribes from an Australian company.’

 

ICAC finds former Ausgrid engineer and contractors corrupt

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has found that former Ausgrid engineer, Phillip Cresnar, and several Ausgrid contractors and subcontractors engaged in corrupt conduct which resulted in Mr Cresnar receiving more than $252,000 in benefits.

 

Corruption a Cancer

In a speech to be given to the G7 Meeting this week, David Cameron, PM of the United Kingdom, will say that, ‘Corruption is the cancer at the heart of so many of the problems we face around the world today…’

 

US Indicts FIFA Officials for Corruption

Listen to the news brief, including the announcement by US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, of the recent US indictment of FIFA officials for corruption.

 

Letter to the World Bank on beneficial ownership transparency

A letter, signed by TI Australia and 106 other civil society organisations, has been sent to the World Bank. The letter urges an increase in the transparency and accountability of World Bank-funded procurements, in particular by requiring the disclosure and publication of the beneficial ownership information for all legal entity bidders.

 

TIA urges State and Federal governments to implement the EITI

The EITI Multi Stakeholder Group (MSG) Report to Government has been published. TI Australia urges Commonwealth and State Governments to work together to implement the EITI in Australia.

 

EVENTS

2015 APSAC Conference – 18-19 November 2015: hosted by Australia’s leading anti-corruption agencies – the Crime and Corruption Commission (QLD), the Independent Commission Against Corruption (NSW) and the Corruption and Crime Commission (WA) – focuses on the latest innovations, strategies and future directions in preventing corruption.

 

TI Australia e-Update #203

June 2015

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