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Transparency International New Zealand's 2013-2014 Annual Report has been published and is now available on our website.
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.
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)
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)
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.
Transparency International blog regarding Norway's international challenges to fighting corruption. How much of this applies to New Zealand?