November 2015 (#209)

In this update:

  • Sporting organisations back Canberra’s war on corruption
  • ACLEI Annual Report
  • Australia’s Results – Asia-Pacific Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index
  • Money, Politics and Transparency
  • TI Australia Evening Event – Corruption in Sport

Sporting organisations back Canberra’s war on corruption

The Australian notes that ‘Senior officials from Racing Victoria, the AFL and Football Federation Australia…confirmed with The Australian that they were interested in a nat­ional campaign to eliminate crim­inal influences’. Senator Xenophon will introduce legislation in the spring sitting of Parliament to cut off the provision of credit to gamblers by sports betting firms in the wake of a landmark report by Australia’s peak financial counsellors organisation. WADA has released a dramatic report on athletics doping in Russia.


ACLEI Annual Report

The new ACLEI Annual Report has been released. As usual, it highlights important trends and results in Federal public sector corruption.


Australia’s Results – Asia-Pacific Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index

Transparency International’s Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (GI) assesses the existence, effectiveness and enforcement of institutional and informal controls to manage the risk of corruption in defence and security institutions. Further information: Country Summary for Australia; Further report on Australia; Regional Results – Asia Pacific.


Money, Politics and Transparency

Money, Politics and Transparency, a Transparency International 54-country study released earlier this year, gave Australia’s rules on the use of state-funded benefits for incumbent politicians a low rating.



Corruption in Sport – Tues 24 Nov – Sydney: Mr Rod McGeoch AO will speak on this vital issue at  5.30pm at Baker & McKenzie, Sydney. RSVP to by 19 November is necessary as space is limited.


TI Australia e-Update #209

November 2015

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