On Monday, Justice Minister Michael Keenan announced that a new team of 26 specialist investigators, lawyers, forensic accountants, based in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney, will be honing in on corporate corruption. The particular focus will be foreign bribery. This comes … Read the rest
Gerard Ryle, director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), tells stories behind, and leading up to, the publication of the Panama Papers investigation. He refers to the operation as the ‘biggest journalism collaboration in history’ involving over 300 … Read the rest
A new report released by Transparency International has assessed the disclosure practices of 100 emerging multinational corporations, active within 185 countries. Broken down into three assessable categories, the report assesses:
- reporting of anti-corruption programs;
- disclosure of company structures; and
Following the investigations and three-part series released by Fairfax Media and Huffington Post earlier in the year (see previous blog posts), investigations into Monaco-based company Unaoil have continued.
Unaoil has continually denied corruption and bribery allegations, even arguing it has … Read the rest
Last night (Thursday 12 May 2016), London hosted the Anti-Corruption Summit. Attended by world leaders, business people, professionals, interest groups and other organisations, the summit is the first of its kind. With three main objectives, the summit was designed to … Read the rest
The Anti-Corruption Summit is currently being held in London.
You can watch the Summit live on The Guardian’s website HERE http://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2016/may/12/david-cameron-london-anti-corruption-summit-live
More posts to follow.… Read the rest
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has announced it will release an interactive and searchable database of firms, companies, trusts, foundations, tax havens, linking people in over 200 countries and territories, implicated in the Panama Papers investigation. The release of … Read the rest
The Panama Papers scandal continues to spark calls for transparency and accountability. Investigations are underway left, right and centre. But before Panama, was LuxLeaks – leaked documents and confidential information led to the exposure of arrangements and tax deals that … Read the rest
With the recent spotlight on Unaoil’s role in facilitating bribery on a global scale, calls have been made for individual countries, Australia included, to increase (or implement) measures to prevent such behaviour.
Late last week, Transparency International Chair, Anthony Whealy … Read the rest