November 2016 (#220)

In this update:

  • Open Government National Action Plan released – have your say!
  • Victoria’s Integrity Changes
  • Public servants voice corruption shock
  • A growing call from business for company ownership transparency
  • EVENTS in Melbourne & Sydney

Open Government National Action Plan released – have your say!

The government has released the draft Open Government National Action Plan. TIA is funding a major social media campaign to encourage public contributions while also supporting civil society representatives to attend national briefings.


Victoria’s Integrity Changes

‘The Mandarin’ has published an article (11.10.16) by IBAC Commissioner, Stephen O’Bryan, titled ‘No room for complacency in building a corruption resistant public sector’.


Public servants voice corruption shock

An article in ‘The Mandarin’ (23.9.16) reports on the shock experienced by senior Victorian public servants when they discovered their colleagues may have been involved in corruption.


A growing call from business for company ownership transparency

The Medium website notes that ‘BHP Billiton becomes the latest in a growing list of companies and business leaders highlighting the importance of company ownership transparency, and starting to walk the talk by being transparent about elements of their own company structures, entities and ownership.’



MELBOURNE: Thursday 24 November, 4.00pm – 6.30pm

TI Australia AGM followed by a special briefing on our flagship ‘Mining for Sustainable Development Programme’. Drinks will follow.

At Baker & McKenzie – Level 19, 181 William St Melbourne

RSVP by 18 Nov 2016 to Sue on 03 9877 0369 or


SYDNEY: Fri 2 December, 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Whistleblowing – a new ‘initiative’ for our regulators?

At King & Wood Mallesons, Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

RSVP by 22 Nov 2016 to Danielle on 02 6246 3718 or



TI Australia e-Update #220

November 2016

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