March 2017 (#225)

In This Update:

  • TIA National Integrity Conference – two weeks to go – choose your workshop
  • Queensland Government online disclosure of political donations
  • People and Corruption: Asia Pacific Survey 2017
  • Sydney Event: Beneficial Ownership

National Integrity 2017 – two weeks to go – choose your workshop

It’s not too late to register for TI Australia’s first biennial national conference, in association with Griffith University. Latest speaker additions include Senator Jacinta Collins, Chair of Australia’s new Senate Select Committee on a National Integrity Commission. Registrants can also get online now to choose between three exciting workshops:

  • Operating with integrity in the world: building trust in Australian businesses – with Heidi Dunbar Johnson (IAG), Tim Robinson (Orica) & Catherine Hawkins (Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department).
  • Strategic approaches to corruption prevention (public sector) – with Rebecca Denning (Crime & Corruption Commission, Queensland), Janet Ransley (Griffith University), Tim Prenzler (Sunshine Coast) & Adam Graycar (Flinders)
  • Finding common ground: building robust public-private partnerships to strengthen integrity in the mining sector – with Angela Aroozoo (BHP Billiton), Bruce Wilson (Chair, EITI Australia), Kathryn Sturman (University of Queensland), Jessie Cato (PWYP Australia) & Kirsten Livermore (Minerals Council of Australia).


Queensland Government online disclosure of political donations

Australia’s first ‘real-time’ electronic donation disclosure system has gone live in Queensland today as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to transparency at state and local level.  TI Australia welcomes this historic development for open government – and looks forward to hearing Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath at our National Integrity 2017 Conference.


People and Corruption: Asia Pacific Survey 2017

Australia’s results in TI’s Global Corruption Barometer have been released on 1 March, showing we are among the world’s strongest supporters of more political donation reform.  On 15 March in Brisbane, Natalia Soebagjo, Chair of TI Indonesia, will launch the full results: People and Corruption: Asia Pacific Survey 2017, hosted by Griffith Asia Institute. A free event, but registration required.


Sydney Event: Beneficial Ownership

TI Australia’s latest Cornerstone Roundtable (held on 28 February 2017) brought together key representatives from the Australian public and private sector for constructive discussion on the Government’s recently released public consultation paper on beneficial ownership transparency. TI Australia urges Australia’s private sector to respond to the consultation paper.  Submissions close 13th March 2017.


TI Australia e-Update #225

March 2017



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