June 2016 (#215)

In this update:

  • Federal Anti-Corruption Body would Save Millions
  • TI Australia and the Australian Government
  • 1 in 3 Companies Constrained by Corruption
  • EVENTS

Federal Anti-Corruption Body would Save Millions

Dio Wang, Chair of the Senate Committee looking into the establishment of a federal anti-corruption body, said that such a body ‘would play an educational role in preventing corruption…saving potential hundreds of millions of federal funds…(and)… restore public confidence in federal politics’.

 

TI Australia and the Australian Government

As the Federal Election nears, TI Australia has: written to the Prime Minister in support of key anti-corruption measures; called for the implementation of promises made at the recent anti-corruption Summit in London; and welcomed a commitment to fully implement the EITI initiative.

 

1 in 3 Companies Constrained by Corruption

The World Bank ‘TheDATABlog’ gives the results of interviews with managers and business owners in over 130,000 firms across 135 economies. One third of these companies identify corruption as a major constraint on their operations.

 

EVENTS

 6 September 2016 – Sydney: Corruption Prevention Network Forum 2016

9-16 October 2016 – Passau, Germany: The Economics of Corruption 2016: Reinventing Trusted Governance

 

TI Australia e-Update #215

June 2016

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