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Australia’s lax corporate registry system enables companies with a poor business integrity track record to use Australia as a launching pad for corrupt activities in the Pacific.
This year’s CPI reveals that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis in democracy around the world. While there are exceptions, the data shows that despite some progress, most countries are failing to make serious inroads against corruption.
Since 2012, Australia has slid 8 points in Transparency International’s global corruption ranking, and this downward trajectory is cause for concern.
AUSTRAC has filed a very detailed claim against Westpac and it’s a damning report.
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