Anti-Corruption Articles

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

NewsletterCo-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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More dirty laundering in New Zealand

20 April 2018

David Dunsheath

by David Dunsheath

Transparency Times Newsletter Co-editor

Investigative journalist members of the ‘Daphne Project’ have recently linked an Auckland wealth management company, Denton Morrell, with an international money laundering controversy. (See Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) media release on 20 April 2018)

New Zealand manipulations

As reported by RadioNZ,

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Storm in a coffee cup or significant scandal?

4 April 2018

Bryce Edwards

Member with delegated authority on

Political party integrity, Media

From some angles, it seems like a comparatively trivial and pedantic controversy, but New Zealand’s reputation for integrity in the political system is just too important to be tarnished in the way that the Radio New Zealand (RNZ) meeting with Minister of Broadcasting scandal is doing.

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Anne Gilbert

Pivotal Anti-corruption Role for Public Sector Leaders

12 March 2018

Anne Gilbert

Anne Gilbert

TINZ Project Manager
Public Sector

The first public sector Leaders Integrity Forum for 2018 focused on how our public servants can support the government in its commitment to combat and prevent corruption in New Zealand. Forum chair, Greg Schollum, Deputy Auditor General, introduced the first speaker, Andrew Bridgman, Chief Executive and Secretary for Justice.

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