September 2011 (#138)


In this update:

  • G20’s Anti-Corruption Action Plan
  • G20’s Anti-Corruption Action Plan: whistleblower protection
  • USA commits to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

G20′s Anti-Corruption Action Plan

In a letter to the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group, TI Australia, with Transparency International’s G20 Advocacy Working Group, asks them to address the four key priorities for action: implementing and enforcing anti-bribery laws; denial of safe haven for corrupt officials; implementation of a legal framework to ensure asset recovery; and the effective enforcement of anti-money laundering regimes. TI Australia has also sent this letter with a covering letter to the Prime Minister, the Hon. Julia Gillard, copying them to Treasurer Swan, Foreign Minister Rudd and key officials.

G20′s Anti-Corruption Action Plan: whistleblower protection

TI, along with other international bodies, has also called on G20 Leaders to commit to best practice Whistleblower protection as a key element of the Anti-Corruption Action Plan

USA commits to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

The Open Government Partnership, announced in July 2011, is a global initiative that supports efforts to promote more transparent, effective, and accountable institutions. On 20 September 2011, President Obama unveiled a U.S. National Action Plan and announced the USA?s commitment to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).