March 2016 (#212)

In this update:

  • Contribute to the growth of open government in Australia
  • Australian companies to face tougher enforcement and penalties for bribery
  • EVENTS in Melbourne & Sydney

Contribute to the growth of open government in Australia

TIA members, supporters and interested stakeholders can be actively involved in TIA’s work to build a coalition against corruption. One avenue is the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a collaboration with other civil society organisations.

Late in 2015 the Australian Government committed to becoming a full member of the OGP, an international organisation with 69 member countries dedicated to increasing government transparency and accountability. The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is developing a National Action Plan. Click here for more information and to be actively involved in advocating for transparency and accountability reforms in Australia.

Australian companies to face tougher enforcement and penalties for bribery

The most recent TI Australia media release notes that: ‘New reforms introduced by parliament this week strengthen Australia’s criminal code and have important implications for Australian companies and how they manage their books and records. Failure to maintain proper accounting records now could see companies hit with heavy penalties and executives facing fines up to $1.8 million or 10 years imprisonment.’ Click here to read more.

EVENTS

13 April 2016 – Melbourne: On the Waterfront: The TIA Victoria Committee will host a film night on 13 April at 6:45 pm at ACMI, Federation Square. The film will be introduced by Phil Newman, TIA CEO, and Tricia Caswell, former ACTU Executive Member. Click here to find out more and to purchase tickets.

 

6 September 2016 – Sydney: Corruption Prevention Network Forum 2016: early bird registration until 30 March.

 

TI Australia e-Update #212

March 2016

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