Pacific / Pasifika Articles

Corrupt Elections in the Solomons

3 June 2019

The following information was posted to Facebook by Transparency International PNG on 21st May 2019.

2019 NATIONAL GENERAL ELECTION – THE WORST AND MOST CORRUPT EVER RUN IN SOLOMON ISLANDS SINCE INDEPENDENCE.

Loss of control

“The number of election petitions raised against the 27 winning candidates confirms that Chief Electoral Officer, the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) lost control of the 2019 National General Election”,

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Integrity Fiji working to fight corruption

5 April 2019

Claire Johnstone
TINZ Member with Delegated Authority Pacific Programme

Integrity Fiji, the national anti-corruption NGO for Fiji has been making solid inroads into working with their government and citizens to stem the flow of corruption.

Indicative of this is that the Deputy Commissioner of the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC), George Westlake Langman, has asked Integrity Fiji to meet and discuss ways they can collaborate to fight corruption.

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Pacific Region Meeting of Transparency International

26 February 2019

Claire Johnstone
TINZ Member with Delegated Authority Pacific Programme
Pacific Visioning Meeting

TINZ worked together with its global secretariat, Transparency International (TI) to bring together the 5 Pacific TI Chapters plus Integrity Fiji, for a Pacific Visioning Meeting on 8 and 9 February 2019 in Wellington.

The meeting was arranged on short notice with enthusiastic support from the TINZ Team.

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Combatting Bribery and Corruption across Asia and the Pacific

14 July 2018

Karen Webster

Dr Karen Webster

TINZ Director 

Many innovative projects and initiatives for combating bribery and corruption were revealed at the recent Transparency International (TI) Asia Pacific Regional Meeting and Integrity Conference (Taiwan, June 2018). Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) was represented by Operations Manager, Stephanie Hopkins,

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New Zealand Government prioritises Pacifika corruption

4 April 2018

Claire Johnstone

Member with delegated authority on Pacific programme

We are very pleased to hear the new government is prioritising New Zealand’s involvement in the Pacific.

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) shares the Minister of Foreign Affairs concerns about the Pacific and in particular, the influence China and Russia are having on the region.

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TI-PNG briefs Asia Pacific Region Meeting 29 July 2017

Corruption in PNG and the Pacific

1 November 2017

At the end of July 2017, TINZ held a three-day meeting of Transparency International’s Asia Pacific chapters. TI’s Global Chair, José Ugaz was in attendance. He saw first-hand that corruption remains entrenched throughout many places in the Pacific. The following letter was sent to him by TI-PNG’s Chair, Lawrence Stephens.

Letter from Lawrence Stephens, Chair TI-PNG

Dear José,

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Lest we forget PNG 20 unresolved issues

21 August 2017

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Papua New Guinea review of 20 unresolved issues of national concern 2007

Transparency International PNG report about corruption in PNG highlighting 20 major unresolved issues in the country.

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TINZ hosts Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

13 July 2017

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) hosted a mid-year Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) from 28–30 July 2017 in Wellington for the Chapters of the region. As funding and unexpectedly stringent New Zealand visa requirements prohibited the attendance of representatives from Chapters such as Pakistan, the meeting was a “virtual one”, using digital technology.

Transparency International Chair,

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