October 2013 (#174)

In this update:

  • Leighton Offshore provokes strong media comment
  • TI Australia calls for National Anti-Corruption Plan
  • Coming Events

Leighton Offshore provokes strong media comment

Amongst the welter of comment in the media last week sparked by further investigations into Leighton Offshore, we select two noteworthy articles from the Sydney Morning Herald. They contain important propositions:

Foreign bribery a stain on our reputation – editorial

 ASIC must act fast on graft claims – Malcolm Maiden


TI Australia calls for National Anti-Corruption Plan

Recently TI Australia Executive Director, Michael Ahrens, was interviewed on Radio National and called on the Abbott Government to release and implement a National Anti-Corruption Plan.


Coming Events

Foreign bribery – A fast-changing international legal landscape – 16 October 2013 A seminar to be held at EY, 121 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra, ACT 2601 from 5-7pm.  The British High Commission and EY, supported by TI Australia, present a seminar on Australian, UK and international legal developments to counter bribery and corruption. Register now

Meeting the Current Challenges in Governance, Risk and Compliance – 22 November A seminar at UNSW, CBD Campus, Level 6, 1 O’Connell St, Sydney from 2.00 – 5.15pm. TIA Executive Director, Michael Ahrens, and others will speak. Click here for information and registration

Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2013 – 26-28 November 2013 to be held in Sydney. TI founder, scholar and lawyer, Dr Peter Eigen, is the opening speaker.

Victoria’s New Compliance Regime – 29 November  A seminar at the RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne from 9am – 1.15pm. TIA Director, Graeme Leonard, and others will speak. Click here for information and registration


TI Australia e-Update #174

October 2013

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