September 2015 (#207)


In this update:

  • Celebrate ‘Right to Know’ Week
  • Office of Australian Information Commissioner
  • Foreign Bribery

Celebrate ‘Right to Know’ Week

This week is celebrated in about 40 countries. In Australia we see a lead being taken by Queensland and New South Wales to recognise this most important democratic right. An excellent study by Professor Anita Stuhmcke has been commissioned by the NSW Office of Information Commissioner.

 

Office of Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)

By contrast Canberra has failed altogether to provide certainty or commitment to the OAIC and thereby continues to weaken our right to know at federal level. It has been a champion of Open Government under Professor John McMillan.

 

Foreign Bribery

TI Australia has joined the considerable number of organisations who have made expert submissions on this important subject to the Senate Economics References Committee.  Click here – our submission is No. 31 on page 2. The submission is also on the TI Australia website.

 

TI AUSTRALIA EVENTS

Doing Business Transparently- presented by GHD, King & Wood Mallesons and TIA. 5.30pm on 20 October 2015 – at GHD Brisbane.

For further information: 07 3244 8704; RSVP – bri.events@au.kwm.com

 

 TI Australia e-Update #207

September 2015

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