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Entries in Australia (60)

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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Thursday
Feb112016

In high-graft countries, the roads are a bloodbath

Over the years, we've looked at the correlation between corruption and personal security, air safety, environmental degradation, risks of war, national debt problems, and general personal misery. Now let's look at corruption and road safety.

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Thursday
Oct012015

SEC charges two Grant Thornton firms with violating auditor independence rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday charged Grant Thornton India LLP and Australia-based Grant Thornton Audit Pty Limited with auditor independence violations.

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Wednesday
Jul292015

Australia lifts ‘worst-ever’ gag order in banknote bribe case

Victoria's Supreme Court revoked a year-old suppression order that had prevented publication of any information about alleged overseas bribes the Reserve Bank of Australia paid to win banknote printing contracts in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

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Monday
Jun082015

Alistair Craig: Does your D&O insurance really cover a bribery investigation?

The potential difficulties facing executives and former executives embroiled in bribery investigations and criminal proceedings were recently demonstrated in a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Victoria - Court of Appeal in Note Printing Australia Ltd v Leckenby.

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Thursday
Mar192015

Australia charges U.S. national with taking bribes at Commonwealth Bank

An American executive in the IT department of Australia's biggest bank has been charged with taking at least $1.5 million in bribes, Australian police said.

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