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Entries in Australia (65)

Thursday
Dec132018

Do the Aussies (and everyone else) need a national anti-corruption body? 

Reuters reports that a number of former Australian judges have sent an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, calling for the establishment of a national anti-corruption body.

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Tuesday
Dec042018

Ethics in Australia and New Zealand? IBE survey explores new territory 

The Institute of Business Ethics has expanded its Ethics at Work survey to cover Australia and New Zealand (in addition to the UK), and surveyed over 2,000 employees to provide insight into employees’ views on ethics across all sectors and job roles.

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Tuesday
May222018

SFO brings new charges in Unaoil investigation

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday it has brought more charges against two individuals already facing trial as part of the Unaoil investigation.

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Tuesday
Feb132018

John Bray: Agents use sunk-cost psychology to encourage bribery

Almost all major international bribery cases involve third parties, typically commercial agents who pass on part of their commissions to government officials as bribes. As demonstrated by Richard Bistrong’s recent post, the relationship between these agents and their international clients is often psychologically complex. Richard was blackmailed by people he thought were his friends.

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Monday
Jan292018

Pulvirenti and Bray: First look at Australia’s proposed new anti-bribery law

The Australian government has tabled a series of new laws covering foreign bribery and other economic offenses. If these are passed into law, as we expect, they will make it much easier to prosecute companies for bribery offenses committed either at home or abroad.

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Thursday
Sep282017

World Bank debars units of Aussie engineer SMEC

The World Bank Thursday said it debarred five subsidiaries of a leading Australia-based engineering firm after the bank found evidence of "inappropriate payments." 

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Tuesday
Aug082017

Pulvirenti and Bray: Australia AG proposes tighter anti-bribery laws and DPAs

There have been only two foreign bribery prosecutions in Australia -- one involving banknote printing companies Securency and Note Printing Australia, and another involving the construction company Lifese.

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Wednesday
Dec072016

Bill Steinman: It's time to meet the International Foreign Bribery Taskforce

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the International Foreign Bribery Taskforce (IFBT). Not familiar with the IFBT? It doesn’t get a lot of attention.

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Wednesday
May112016

UK Enforcement: Former banknote company exec convicted of overseas bribery

Image courtesy of Innovia SecurityA former manager of a polymer banknote manufacturer was convicted Wednesday of four counts of making corrupt payments to a foreign official.

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Thursday
Apr212016

Newmont Mining discloses FCPA review

One of the world's biggest gold miners said in a securities filing Wednesday it is investigating some business activities in countries outside the United States.

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Tuesday
Apr052016

Panama Papers: Who are the winners now?

Image courtesy of the ICIJIt's not illegal for most people to own anonymous companies. Walt Disney used them to buy land near Orlando for Disney World. He didn't want prices to go crazy with news Mickey Mouse was coming to town.

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Tuesday
Mar292016

Ted Williams: After U.S. enforcement action against BHP Billiton, Australia steps up anti-bribery push

March 2016 has proven to be a milestone month in Australian Foreign Bribery law enforcement. There's been news of a high profile U.S. and Australian foreign bribery investigation, and new offenses have come into law, signalling further reform to come.

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