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TINZ 2013-2014 Annual Report

Transparency International New Zealand's 2013-2014 Annual Report has been published and is now available on our website.

China UnionPay Creates Money Laundering Risk

China UnionPay, a money transfer system that has raised fears of money-laundering overseas, is being considered by Immigration New Zealand as an acceptable means for wealthy Chinese applicants to bring cash to New Zealand. An internal research report in 2008 by the People's Bank of China identified UnionPay cards as one of the main tools that corrupt individuals used to facilitate cross-border transfer of funds. Read the story by Lincoln Tan, in The New Zealand Herald. Courtesy of the Asia-Pacific Integrity in Action network.

New Zealand Poor Ranking in Climate Change

New Zealand rated 'poor' in climate change report, ranked just above China

PNG anti-corruption taskforce broke after making allegations against Prime Minister Peter O'Neill

As reported by ABC News Australia. The most successful anti-corruption initiative in Papua New Guinea's history has been starved of funding and is broke, as a result of allegations made against Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.

This is why our support of the Pacific Region is so important. (source TI-Australia)

Anti-Corruption white paper published by GoodCorporation

A white paper released by GoodCorporation found that three years after the UK Bribery Act came into force, businesses are still struggling to implement the procedures necessary to prevent corruption, with over a third of almost 3,000 anti-corruption controls assessed by GoodCorporation graded inadequate. (source: TI-Australia)

Petition on Trade Deal Finally Heard

Article on Radio NZ

Secrecy Breeds Corruption

Transparency International blog related to its Unmask the Corrupt campaign calling for governments to eliminate the secrecy of shell companies as a way to stop corruption and to ensure that there is greater oversight and due diligence when suspicious customers attempt to buy expensive real estate properties and luxury goods.

Northern shadows: Norway Doesn’t Always Practise what it Preaches

Transparency International blog regarding Norway's international challenges to fighting corruption. How much of this applies to New Zealand?

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Public Sector Integrity Media Release
State Services Commission took a very positive step in addressing a key recommendation of TINZ's Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment by advertising a role for Deputy Commissioner, Integrity, Ethics and Standards. 11 May, 2017

Defence Inquiry Media Release
Transparency needed to support the integrity of our Defence Force 2 Apr, 2017

Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 TINZ media release
Transparency International 25 Jan, 2017

TINZ OGP Submission
Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) submitted recommendations for New Zealand’s second Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP). Among the recommendations were a call for more ambition in creating NAPs and developing channels of communication for improving engagement with citizens. 19 Aug, 2016