Welcome to TI Australia

TI Australia (TIA) is part of a global coalition to fight corruption and promote transparency, integrity and accountability at all levels and across all sectors of society, including in government.

TIA was launched in March 1995 to raise awareness of corruption in Australia and to initiate moves to combat it. TIA believes that corruption is one of the greatest challenges of the contemporary world. Corruption undermines good government, distorts public policy, leads to the misallocation of resources, harms private and public sector development and particularly hurts the poor. It drives economic inequality and is a major barrier in poverty eradication. Tackling corruption is only possible with the cooperation of a wide range of stakeholders. We engage with the private sector, government and civil society to build coalitions against corruption. Coalitions against corruption will help shape a world in which government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.

TI Australia is the national chapter of Transparency International (TI), the global coalition against corruption, with a presence in over 100 countries. TIA fully supports TI’s Vision, Objectives and Guiding Principles and Mission and Strategy.

TI Australia’s members include some of Australia’s largest companies, as well as organisations from the development sector. TI Australia’s Cornerstone Partners are leaders in their sector who choose to be at the forefront of integrity in business and publicly demonstrate their commitment to reducing corruption in all its forms. Support also comes from companies with international business interests, the accounting, legal and engineering professions, the academic community, enforcement agencies, political leaders, and non-governmental organisations. We also have a growing group of committed individual members.

We always welcome new members. To find out who should become a member and why, see Get Involved

 

Governance and Management

TI Australia has a Board of Directors who serve on a voluntary basis. TI Australia’s staff team is headed by the Chief Executive Officer with considerable support from the Chair, other Directors and members who provide invaluable assistance and volunteer on an ‘as required’ basis. 

TI Australia is an Affiliate Member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).

Financial Reporting

Core operating income is primarily derived from membership fees. Projects are also undertaken as funding is made available.  A major project, the Mining for Sustainable Development Programme, commenced in 2016 with support from the BHP Foundation and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Phase One will finish in December 2017.

TI Australia has gratefully received support in kind from a number of Australian and international organisations. The Company Accounts are audited annually by Nexia Australia on a pro bono basis and are distributed to TI Australia members prior to the AGM.  For more information see our Annual Reports and financial statements.

Strategy and Plan

Transparency International Australia works to support the TI Strategy 2020.

Our key focus is on achieving government reform in Australia, strengthened integrity systems, promoting responsible business conduct, fostering active citizenship engagement, and building a strong organisation to support a coalition against corruption.

Our work will focus on critical issues including:

  • Combatting Foreign Bribery, Illicit Financial Flows, and Money Laundering
  • Whistleblower protection
  • Strengthened disclosure, including Beneficial Ownership
  • Anti-Corruption agencies and regulation; and
  • Mining licencing regimes and corruption vulnerability

We will do this through strengthened community and stakeholder engagement and by working with networks, coalitions, civil society and individuals to understand the adverse impacts of bribery and corruption, and drive change.