May 2015 (#202)


In this update:

  • ICAC press analysis: Murray Gleeson’s commission review politically charged
  • Victoria needs better tools to fight corruption
  • New Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index 2015
  • TI Amalia Award nominations now open
  • Corruption and Development – a UNODC paper

ICAC press analysis: Murray Gleeson’s commission review politically charged

A Sydney Morning Herald article (6.5.13) draws attention to the high significance of this review for the future of ICAC.

 

Victoria needs better tools to fight corruption

An op-ed that appeared in The Age (3.5.15) asserts, ‘Victorians might not realise our state has the worst and least effective government integrity system in Australia…corruption is insidious, usually secret, and hard to identify and eradicate’.

 

New Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index 2015

The new TI-UK Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index 2015 evaluates 163 defence companies. Some show improvement, ‘but that the industry as a whole has still a long way to go’. The few Australian companies included in the survey do not rank highly. TI-UK has released a statement about the Index.

 

TI Amalia Award nominations now open

The TI Amalia Award recognises and celebrates professional excellence and innovation within the Transparency International movement. Nominations are open until 30 June 2015.

 

Corruption and Development – a UNODC paper

The paper begins by noting that, ‘Corruption is the single greatest obstacle to economic and social development around the world. Every year $1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated $2.6 trillion are stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global GDP.’ TI-UK comments on the importance of governance for sustainable development.

 

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 #202

May 2015

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