November 2017 (#231)

In This Update:

  • TI Members’ Meeting
  • Recent Submissions to Government
  • Events including the TIA AGM, Sydney

TI Annual Members’ Meeting (October 2017).

At Transparency International’s Annual Membership Meeting (AMM) on 15 October, in Berlin, Delia Ferreira Rubio was elected chair and Rueben Lifuka was elected as vice-chair, along with seven new board members.

TI Australia’s very own AJ Brown, Professor of Public Policy & Law at Australia’s Griffith University, and Non-Executive Director of TI Australia was elected to the TI Board. Congratulations AJ. Read more about these appointments.

See a message from the new TI Chair, Vice-Chair and Board here.

The AMM was accompanied by a series of TI regional and cross regional meetings: Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Europe. A wonderful opportunity to meet colleagues and discuss work to combat corruption across the TI Movement.

The latest edition of Eye on TI provides an overview of the AMM and associated meetings.



TI Australia has made two submissions to government during October. A submission on the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2017.

A submission was also made to the Select Committee Enquiry into the Political Influence of Donations. This provided an opportunity to draw on the recently released research Corruption Risks: Mining Approvals in Australia.

TI Australia Chair, Anthony Whealy QC, appeared as a witness before the Select Committee on the 2 November.

TI Australia submissions can be found on our website:



26-27 October – Shanghai, China Anti-Corruption and Compliance Summit.

TI Australia CEO, Serena Lillywhite was a keynote speaker at the China Anti-Corruption and Compliance Conference, speaking on global trends in combating corruption.


6th Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference, 15 -16 November 2017, The Westin Sydney

Ensure your place at Australia’s premier anti-corruption forum. Increase your knowledge and understanding of effective corruption prevention approaches; learn from local and international leaders and practitioners in corruption mitigation and exposure techniques; and enhance your professional network across the public sector.

The Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2017 is less than two weeks away – register now

Pre-conference workshops, 14 November 2017

Interactive workshops for better complaint-handling, increased corruption prevention skills in planning, and enhanced investigation techniques are open for conference delegates and non-delegates to attend.

Register soon to avoid disappointment.


Transparency International Australia AGM and Keynote – 23 November 2017, Sydney

TI Australia will hold its Annual General Meeting on the 23 November in Sydney.

This will be followed by an evening event commencing at 5.00pm. Mr Noel McNamara, Chief Risk Officer, HSBC Australia will give the keynote address, outlining the need for a multi-stakeholder approach to tackling bribery and corruption, and followed by light refreshments and networking.

From bribery and corruption to people-trafficking and drug-smuggling: organised crime

takes many forms and does untold damage. Banks have a major part to play in stopping

  1. The vast majority of financial institutions take this responsibility very seriously. But no

organisation can tackle this complex, long-term challenge alone. A close partnership

between banks, policymakers, NGOs and law enforcement agencies is crucial.

Click here for your invitation to the TI Australia AGM and evening event.

Thanks to TI Australia Cornerstone Member HSBC for hosting this event.


SAVE THE DATE: 5 December, 5.30 – 7.30 pm, Melbourne

Mining for Sustainable Development launch event: Combatting Corruption: Lessons from 18 Resource Rich Countries.

The Mining for Sustainable Development Programme is about to release a suite of reports, case studies, global snapshot and a video of the work from 18 TI chapters participating in the Mining for Sustainable Development Programme. Please Register your interest in attending by responding to so we can send you details.