POSITION PAPER: This position paper explains why Australia needs a strong national integrity commission and what it needs to be fit for purpose.
Regulation of digital currency exchanges in Australia is not as robust as it should be.
Australia is a major destination of the world’s dirty money. Much of this money is flowing out of poorer countries, and into the coffers of wealthy G20 States.
Who benefits from the company behind the company? The public has a right to know.
We want to ensure public interest whistleblowing is facilitated, protected and acted on in Australia – as a key plank of corruption detection and resilience for organisations and employees alike, across the public, business and civil society sectors.
To ensure Australia has effective legal and institutional capacities for preventing, detecting, exposing and remedying (including by prosecution) official corruption and corruption risks at all levels of government – especially through appropriate independent agencies.
The Australia Government needs to ensure that the massive sums involved in public procurement are not vulnerable to corruption. It can do this by guaranteeing procurement information is accessible and that procurement processes are clearly specified and followed.
Bribery of public officials – or the giving or promise of any valuable consideration to an official, in order to influence or corrupt their performance of an official or public duty – is well recognized as one of the most direct and damaging forms of corruption, worldwide.
We want to ensure greater transparency and real time disclosure of political donations and funding – as a means of strengthening trust in Australian election processes and representative government.
We want to ensure Australia maintains important reforms aimed at ensuring effective citizen access to official information.