If we can identify and act on corruption risks, before mining activities get underway, we can ensure better outcomes for local communities, for the environment and for all citizens.
This summary snapshot provides an overview of the corruption risks identified in the larger report.
Without adequate due diligence, even basic research into the track record of mining applicants, there is a risk that permits will be awarded to companies with a history of non- compliance or corruption, including in their operations in other countries.
While Australia has systems of transparency and accountability in place, more needs to be done to address transparency of negotiation processes and agreements, including native title parties.
This document is an essential resource for government, industry, civil society, and the public – those with an interest in ensuring mining contributes to economic, social, and environmental prosperity.