October 2014 (#192)


In this update:

  • Setting the anti-corruption agenda for the G20
  • Money-laundering: too important to leave to the experts
  • TI Integrity Award goes to South Africa’s top corruption fighter
  • New TI Chair
  • Events

Setting the anti-corruption agenda for the G20

TI has sent a message to the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group as it sets the anti-corruption agenda for the next two years. In June, TI called on the G20 to take the necessary steps to address the flaws in the global financial system that allows the corrupt to syphon off funds stolen from the public purse and hide the proceeds of their crimes.

 

Money-laundering: too important to leave to the experts

Recently members of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the world’s leading anti-money laundering organisation, met in Paris. On the agenda was the adoption of a document on beneficial ownership and company transparency, an issue that has major implications for the fight against crime, corruption and tax evasion around the world.

 

TI Integrity Award goes to South Africa’s top corruption fighter

An interview with South Africa’s top corruption fighter, Thuli Madonsela, where she speaks about her role as Public Protector, her work and the legacy she hopes to leave behind.

 

New TI Chair

José Ugaz, a Peruvian lawyer with a history of taking on grand corruption, has been elected Chair of the Board of Transparency International at the Annual Membership Meeting attended by national chapters and individual members. The new Vice-Chair, is Elena Panfilova. They were elected with the promise to take strong, bold action in the fight against corruption.

 

Events

MELBOURNE – Wed 20 October, 7.45-9am: Corruption and China: Perception vs Reality    A panel discussion focusing on the practical realities of engaging in Sino-Australian business.

BRISBANE – Thurs 6 November, 8am-4pm: Corporate Liability and Compliance Seminar This seminar addresses the past, present and future of corporate criminal liability law ahead of the G20 Summit in Brisbane. Click here to register.

SYDNEY- Thurs 13 November, 4-6pm: Unmask The Corrupt – Do you know WHO you are dealing with?  TI NSW’s inaugural anti-corruption community forum. An interactive exchange of practical insights into challenges facing commercial business on-and-off shore.

Date for your diary! MELBOURNE – 20 November: TI Australia AGM (4pm) & Costigan Oration (5.15pm)    Further information and AGM notices will be sent to TIA members soon.

 

TI Australia e-Update #192

October 2014

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