October 2018 (#239)



We’ve welcomed a fantastic new board chair, we’re gearing up for our second National Conference next year to rebuild trust in business and government regulators, and we’re attending the world’s biggest anti-corruption conference in Copenhagen next Monday to talk about our research into corruption in the mining industry.

Read on to learn more.

Fiona McLeod the New Chair of TIA

Transparency International Australia is delighted to welcome Fiona McLeod SC as the new board chair.

‘By improving transparency and strengthening accountability, we tackle the root causes of many of the social, political and environmental challenges confronting the world today.’ she said

‘I look forward to supporting Transparency International Australia as it goes from strength to strength.’

Read the full Media Release
Read her interview in the Guardian
Listen to Fiona’s interview on ABC Radio’s PM

Tackling Corruption Together:
Rebuilding Trust in Australian Business and Regulators

2nd Biennial TIA Conference

3-4 April 2019


How can business, regulators and civil society work together to restore and strengthen integrity in public and private institutions?

Tackling Corruption Together, the 2019 TIA conference in Melbourne is a unique opportunity to address this question and hear how industry leaders from the financial services, mining, and real estate sectors are tackling corruption risks.

The conference will take place on Thursday 4 April in Melbourne and is preceded by a half-day National Integrity Workshop on Wednesday 3 April.

Visit the conference website to learn more about speaking and sponsorship opportunities: www.tacklingcorruption.org.

Visit the conference website

Whistleblowing, new rules, new policies , new vision

Griffith University Conference

16 November 2018


This inaugural Whistleblowing Conference in Sydney will reveal results from Australia’s world-leading ‘Whistling While They Work 2’ research project, led by Griffith University highlighting the most important things your whistleblowing policies should be focused on. The conference is supported by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and its supporting organisations, Transparency International Australia and Governance Institute of Australia.

Learn the results of world-leading research on what works in whistleblower protection and support, and hear from regulators, legal and compliance professionals on what your organisation’s new whistleblowing policies will need to contain.

TIA Annual General Meeting

27 November 2018


Transparency International Australia members are welcome to join our Annual General Meeting in Melbourne at 5pm on Tuesday 27 November. You will receive more information about the AGM via email in the next weeks.

Not a member yet? Apply now and join us at the AGM

TIA in the news

The shocking loss of public trust in government

What we do and don’t know about politicians and corruption

And why do businesses give gifts to politicians?


The Transparency Project


Last month The Guardian launched the Transparency Project, a one-stop collection of government transparency tools and investigative news stories on corruption and political accountability. TIA strongly suggest you bookmark this page, which is full of interesting content – start exploring with this feature story on Australia’s lobbying regime with commentary from TIA’s AJ Brown and Serena Lillywhite.

Become a TIA member!

Join the global movement against corruption by becoming an Individual TIA Member. In addition to supporting our work through a modest annual membership fee, you can contribute to Transparency International Australia’s mission with your own relevant anti-corruption expertise when opportunities arise. Find out more here.