Transparency International Australia (TIA) commends AUSTRAC, Australia’s financial intelligence agency, for investigating and legally pursuing all cases of alleged breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism-Financing Act (AML/CTF).
As a go-to destination for dirty money, Australia must play its role in turning off the tap of illicit flows, often the proceeds of crime and corruption.
The events of this past week – involving a litany of crime and corruption scandals with possible links to Crown and other casinos – have demonstrated unequivocally that Australia needs a strong anti-corruption agency.
Transparency International Australia fully supports a Senate Inquiry to review the Ministerial Standards.
Reports today that Attorney-General Christian Porter is opening the door to reforms that better support our federal public servants to blow the whistle is welcome news.
We have written to the major parties asking what action they will take in the next parliament to strengthen parliamentary integrity and our democracy.
Our five priority areas for action now challenge all parties to answer the question: how do we take forward that momentum to bring out the best in our democracy?
Transparency International Australia has announced the release of draft recommendations from Australia’s second National Integrity System Assessment – sweeping research on how to strengthen the accountability and integrity of government.
The Chair and Director of TIA has stepped down from these roles in order to contest the seat of Higgins at the federal election. In the interim, Peter Moore will be the Acting Chair of TIA pending the appointment of the next chair.
Transparency International’s landmark annual report has put Australia in 13thplace. The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide. It assesses the level of public sector corruption in each of the world’s 180 countries according to data sources from expert independent institutions.