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In Case You Missed it highlights articles relevant to addressing issues around transparency, integrity and accountability in New Zealand.
Corruption is rampant worldwide. Reports of grand corruption are frequent, perhaps more common than ever. We are optimistic that improved awareness and better communications tools are making it harder to hide and more visible not more endemic. There are a number of excellent resources for staying current on anti-corruption issues outside of NZ. We suggest starting with:
Consultation launched to inform new anti-money laundering laws The Ministry of Justice is encouraging businesses affected by upcoming changes to anti-money laundering law to have their say on the proposed reforms.
Secrets of a Global Superior Court BuzzFeed: A secretive global legal system gives corporations leverage over the countries where they operate
NZ POLITICS DAILY: 15 recent stories about democracy and integrity in New Zealand Bryce Edwards: Issues of corruption, transparency, public service integrity, dodgy deals, and breaches of the constitution are all related to each other - they all help or hinder how well democracy works. Here are 15 stories about this important aspect of politics.
Academic criticises Auckland local body candidates for lack of transparency http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/north-shore-times/83416506/academic-criticises-local-body-candidates-for-lack-of-transparency-about-political-affilitations
Sir Ngatata Love accused of corruption A prominent Maori leader corruptly sold his influence as chairman of the Wellington Tenths Trust, a court has been told.
Some Shell Companies Sidestep New UK Transparency Rules Some UK shell companies under offshore control may be skirting new rules which were designed to clamp down on corruption and tax evasion by forcing businesses to reveal their true owners
New Zealand plans tougher tax laws on foreign trusts Tougher international tax laws around foreign trusts have been proposed in New Zealand in line with recommendations made in an inquiry set up in response to the Panama Papers
NZ tax system 'meets EU criteria' New Zealand has little to fear from a European investigation into the Panama papers, according to tax experts and the government.
Five key lessons from the Rio Olympics For sport to inspire it cannot be tainted with corruption. Although the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro produced many stories of great triumphs and inspired performances, it also had its fair share of controversy.
Could NZ Rugby be in trouble over spygate? Even the All Backs' are not immune to the impact of corruption
Prosecution to crack down on legal sector corruption South Korea's prosecution on Wednesday announced a set of measures to fight against irregularities involving legal professionals amid a series of corruption scandals rocking the country.
Fight against corruption high on PNG agenda The fight against corruption is expected to be high on the agenda of Papua New Guinea parliamen.
Anti-corruption gaining momentum in the Pacific: UN The United Nations Development Programme says the fight against corruption in the Pacific is gaining momentum.