Corruption is one of the world’s greatest challenges. It undermines good government, distorts public policy, frustrates private sector opportunities and leads to waste, mismanagement and exploitation. It is often the poorest and most vulnerable people in our community who suffer the most. Corruption is not gender neutral, it impacts women and girls in different and sometimes more dangerous ways.
By tackling corruption we tackle the barriers to fair and sustainable development and we address the root causes of so many of the social and environmental injustices that challenge the world today.
But we can only tackle corruption by working together.
Transparency International Australia (TIA) is part of a global coalition against corruption. Together, we strive to promote transparency, integrity and accountability at all levels and across all sectors of society. We work with partners in government, business and civil society to close the loopholes that allow corruption to thrive, and create a fairer system for all.
We work closely with the Open Government Partnership Australia and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. We are members of Publish What You Pay and the Australian Corporate Accountability Network, an Affiliate Member of the Australian Council for International Development, and an Associate Member of the Whistleblowing International Network.