September 2016 (#219)

In this update:

  • Digital Currencies – a letter to the PM
  • Was the London Anti-Corruption Summit a success?
  • FIFA launches bribery and corruption case
  • Latest update on OGP (Open Government Partnership)
  • The G20’s new effort on fighting corruption
  • G20, China, corruption and asset recovery
  • EVENT IN VICTORIA

Digital Currencies – a letter to the PM

TI Australia joins with the Tax Justice Network in calling for the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to make the inclusion of digital and virtual currencies under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 a priority.

 

Was the London Anti-Corruption Summit a success?

Transparency International reports that ‘Forty three countries from all global regions came to London in May for the Anti-Corruption Summit, a Summit intending to “put fighting corruption at the heart of our international institutions“. They signed the  Global Declaration against Corruption and made 600 country-specific Summit commitments.’

 

FIFA launches bribery and corruption case

The FCPA Blog comments on $81 million in pay and bonuses, noting that ‘FIFA’s ethics committee said…it has opened formal proceedings against former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two of his ex-deputies for taking huge salaries and bonuses.’

 

Latest update on OGP (Open Government Partnership)

Outcomes from the first meeting of the Interim Working Group for Australia’s OGP National Action Plan held on 5 September are now available.

 

The G20’s new effort on fighting corruption

A fourth Anti-Corruption Action Plan to cover 2017-2018 has been released and shows that G20 members realise that tackling corruption is critical to growth, prosperity and stability.

 

G20, China, corruption and asset recovery

Transparency International has commented on a new proposal by the Chinese on fighting corruption.

 

EVENTS

MELBOURNE: Tuesday 27 September, 6pm

What happens when US National Securities Agency employee Edward Snowden leaked thousands of classified documents to the press?

Find out by joining Transparency International Australia’s CEO for a glass of sparkling, sandwich and chat before a screening of Snowden, the 2016 biographical political drama directed by Oliver Stone.

$25 ticket price includes pre-screening glass of sparkling & sandwich with TIA’s CEO

Kino Cinema, 45 Collins St, Melbourne. Book tickets@: http://trybooking.com/MWMN

 

TI Australia e-Update #219

September 2016

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