Anti-Corruption Articles

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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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


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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Anti Corruption Training Regional Seminars Recap

22 October 2014

Anti-Corruption Training Workshops

Following the successful launch of the Anti-Corruption online training in June, BusinessNZ teamed up with Deloitte and Chapman Tripp in September to deliver further training around the country. BusinessNZ has published a free downloadable anti-corruption guide developed by Deloitte and Chapman Tripp which was the basis for the face-to-face training.

Daniel Kalderimis and Josh Blackmore of Chapman Tripp,

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The Three Myths about Corruption

1 January 2014

Afra Raymond: Three myths about corruption. Filmed December 2012 at TEDxPortofSpain.

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New Zealand To Ratify UNCAC

8 November 2013

10 Years after signing the United Nations Convention against Corruption, New Zealand appears ready to ratify it.

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TINZ Releases Anti-Corruption Training

24 October 2013

TINZ Releases Anti-Corruption Training In partnership with The SFO and BusinessNZ

Recognizing bribery, understanding how to deal with it, and complying with anti-bribery laws is growing in importance in all business environments.

Transparency New Zealand in partnership with The Serious Fraud Office and BusinessNZ is releasing a free online training module Anti-Corruption Training.

Anti-Corruption Training.

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