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.
TIA welcomes the Government’s announcement of a Commonwealth Integrity Commission, but calls for stronger powers to fight corruption and improve transparency.
TIA welcomes urgently needed amendments to Australia’s corporate whistleblower protection laws, due for debate in the Senate today, and calls on all parties to bring on the debate and support their passage.
The Supreme Court of Victoria has fined Securency and Note Printing Australia, who pleaded guilty, for their role in foreign bribery. However, no directors will be held to account for these shocking events because the case was bungled by law enforcement agencies.
Fairfax’s latest investigation demonstrates the Australian Government’s alarming lack of capacity to effectively combat corruption.
TIA welcomes Cathy McGowan MP’s framework for a new federal anti-corruption agency, announced today.
TIA welcomes Fiona McLeod SC as the new Board Chair.
Transparency International Australia welcomes the Grattan Institute’s latest report, Who’s in the room? Access and influence in Australian politics.
Australians’ trust in government has continued to slide, driven by growing concerns about corruption at the federal level.