Anti-Corruption Articles

International Anti-Corruption Day 9 December annually

20 December 2017

International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) is a good day for New Zealanders’ to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in a country with low levels of corruption.

The Transparency International New Zealand TINZ media release commemorating this day noted:

“This is a good day to remind your local MP to enjoin Parliament to become the global leader of countries working together to stop illicit financial flows,

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Leaders Integrity Forums introductory overview

7 November 2017

Anne Gilbert

TINZ Project Manager
Public Sector

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) works in partnership with the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) to host a series of Leaders Integrity Forums for public sector leaders on themes pertaining to transparency, integrity and anti-corruption prevention.

Here, the public sector leaders come together to discuss issues of common interest,

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anti-corruption groups vigil for Daphne Caruana Galizia

Global shockwaves from bombing of Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia

7 November 2017

David Dunsheath

Newsletter Co-Editor

It is with huge dismay that we learn of this tragic event.

On 16 October, Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, wrote her last post on her  ‘Running Commentary’ news blog.

Less than an hour later, she was murdered in a car bomb attack.

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The New Zealand Government’s pledges tracked from 2016 Global Anti-Corruption Summit

1 October 2017

David Dunsheath

David Dunsheath

TINZ Board Member

Delegated authority for Parliamentary Relations

Co-Editor Newsletter

In May 2016, 43 countries and six international organisations were convened at the Global Anti-Corruption Summit in London (ACS). The Summit encouraged the pursuit of ambitious individual action plans by asking countries to make specific commitments or pledges.

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London Summit 2016 NZ Statement Commitments Progress

31 July 2016

New Zealand Country Statement Anti Corruption Summit London 2016

Please find attached the table of commitments from the Anti-Corruption Summit in London with progress updated

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We need more than words to tackle corruption

28 May 2016

11 May, 2016

Sir, Government representatives from around the world will gather in London on May 12 for the Anti-Corruption Summit. This is a summit that must result in more than just words.

We, as leaders from business and civil society, are setting out substantial and specific actions required to meet the challenge posed by corruption.

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Unaoil

25 April 2016

New Zealand shell company involved in multimillion-dollar bribery operation

Shortly before news about the Panama Papers broke, a leak of Unaoil’s email cache revealed “that billions of dollars of government contracts were awarded as the direct result of bribes paid on behalf of firms including British icon Rolls-Royce, US giant Halliburton, Australia’s Leighton Holdings and Korean heavyweights Samsung and Hyundai.”

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Are New Zealand enterprises prepared for the new anti-bribery legislation?

20 November 2015

The Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Bill passed in Parliament on 4 November 2015 bringing New Zealand more in line with international anti-bribery and corruption legislation. The omnibus Bill, which has been divided into 15 Amendment Acts, should also enable New Zealand to ratify the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), which it signed in 2003.

Some of the amendments in the foreign bribery area are:

  • provisions on facilitation payments and how they are recorded
  • companies liable for the actions of employees unless they take reasonable steps to prevent bribery—employees include agents,
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State Sanctioned Bribes Unacceptable

19 May 2015

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The Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Bill allows facilitation payments-small bribes-undermining New Zealand’s strong reputation for being corruption free.

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