Anti-Corruption Articles

International Anti-Corruption Day

8 December 2018

Sunday 9th December is International Anti-Corruption Day.

On this day, Transparency International NZ (TINZ) wants to take the opportunity to celebrate the contribution that you make to strengthen integrity systems through transparency and to wish you all the best for the holiday season.

As we move from our daily routines to a more spiritual time with family, whanau and friends,

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International Anti-Corruption Conference 2018

10 November 2018

Sarah Mead

Sarah Meads

TINZ Board Legal Secretary

with Delegated Authority for Environmental Governance

Between 22 and 24 October, over 1800 people – including representatives from Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) – convened in Copenhagen to participate in the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC). The three day conference (22-24 October 2018) was a chance for people from around the world involved in the fight against corruption to come together,

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The Struggle against Corruption

28 October 2018

Instead of a golden age of political integrity and economic prosperity, the last four decades since the end of the Cold War have brought the world to a dangerous juncture. People are experiencing rising inequality and powerlessness. They’re wondering about the fate of their families, their communities, and the systems that move the world today.

This brand new short film from UNODC brings together UN experts and academics to look at how corruption has manifested itself throughout history, what the implications have been, and how we can work to counter this crime.

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New Zealand needs increased efforts to fight foreign bribery

5 October 2018

Just released report shows that New Zealand has made little progress since its 2015 ranking of “limited enforcement.”

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Greater citizen engagement in the fight against corruption

5 October 2018

Steve Snively
Transparency Times Co-editor

Citizen involvement in the fight against corruption is an ongoing challenge faced by Transparency International New Zealand and virtually every organization engaged in the fight. While the need to resist and reduce corruption is universally acknowledged, there is much to do to turn this into action.

Earlier this year in a series of blog posts for Voices of Transparency,

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Exporting Corruption Report 2018 to release 12 September

7 September 2018

Transparency International – the global anti-corruption organisation – and TINZ umbrella organisation – will be releasing the 2018 edition of its Exporting Corruption report on 12 September, 2018.  This report rates countries based on their enforcement against foreign bribery under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

This is the twelfth Exporting Corruption report from Transparency International. It was produced in the organisation’s Secretariat in Berlin,

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Procurement focus at Leaders Integrity Forum

14 July 2018

Tod Cooper

Tod Cooper

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for Procurement

Procurement – not your average crowd generating topic.  However, with recent high profile fraud and corruption cases across both public and private sectors, annual central government spend on goods and services in the order of $42 billion, it was no surprise there wasn’t a spare seat in the house at the Public Sector ‘Leaders Integrity Forum’

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Sir Anand appointed to IACC Council

3 May 2018

Sir Anand Satyanand has been appointed to the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) Council for a six-year term. His appointment signals a significant advancement of the role of the Pacific and New Zealand within the international anti-corruption community.

Sir Anand is a former Patron of Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) and currently a member of the Transparency International global Advisory Council.

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Leaders Integrity Forum considers corruption risks

3 May 2018

March 2018 will be remembered for decades to come in the annals of Australian cricket history – and all for the wrong reasons.  The ball-tampering scandal by some of Australia’s top cricketers have highlighted the vulnerability of sport to corrupt influences and shown once again how reputations built and maintained over a long time can come tumbling down in moments.

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No Impunity!

3 May 2018

by David Dunsheath

Transparency Times Newsletter Co-editor

Member with Delegated Authority for Open Government Partnership, Parliamentarian Network and SGDs

Frank Vogl
Member of TI Advisory Council
and Adjunct Professor Georgetown University

The global fight against corruption is a huge challenge given that more than half of the 176 countries ranked on Transparency International’s (TI’s) Corruption Perceptions Index are assessed to have endemically corrupt public administrations.

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