What does the West African nation of Liberia have in common with Australia, the land down under? Both are rich in mineral resources, for one. And in both countries, government decisions to approve exploration and mining projects are vulnerable to corruption.
Despite attempts to combat corruption around the world, the majority of countries are moving too slowly in their efforts – including Australia, who has continued to slide.
Who Are We?
We tackle corruption by shining a light on the illegal practices and unfair laws that weaken our democracy.
Transparency International Australia is the Australian national chapter of an international coalition against corruption, operating in over 100 countries.
Through Transparency International we are part of a global movement leading the fight against corruption. Each chapter is independent and unique, and together we aspire to a unified vision: a world free of corruption.
Promoting accountable government
To ensure public decision-making is open, trustworthy and fair
Stopping dirty money
By closing the loopholes in our laws that enable dirty money
Championing business integrity
To support people in the private sector to prevent and address corruption
OUR GLOBAL WORK
Sharing the Corruption Perceptions Index
To sound the alarm on global corruption risk hot-spots and assess Australia’s score
Strengthening mining sector governance
To ensure corruption-free approval processes in the global mining sector, including critical minerals
Eliminating corruption risks in infrastructure
To ensure decisions to construct major infrastructure projects are transparent and accountable
We shine a spotlight on corruption through our research, which provides solutions for governments, business and community groups to build a better system for all.
We are working together with governments, businesses, communities and organisations tackling corruption around the world to achieve a shared vision of a world without corruption.
By tackling corruption, we are tackling the barriers to fair and sustainable development, and addressing the root causes of so many of the world’s political, social and environmental challenges.