Pacific / Pasifika Articles

Transparency International Papua New Guinea Executive Director stepping down

21 April 2017

Farewell and tenkyu tumas (thank you) to Emily George Taule!

After 12 years at the helm of Transparency International Papua New Guinea (TIPNG) as the Executive Director, Emily George Taule has stepped down for a well-earned break. One of the longest serving Executive Director’s in the movement, Emily has served TIPNG and the Transparency cause with much commitment, passion and inspiration. 

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Corruption prevention conference in Timor-Leste

9 March 2017

Corruption Prevention Conference in Timor-Leste panel. Left to right: Moderator: Dr. José Teixeira, Lawyer; Ms. Janine McGruddy, Chief Executive Officer, Transparency International New Zealand; Dr. Artidjo Alkostar, Judge of the Supreme Court of Indonesia; Prof. Jorge Cláudio Bacelar Gouveia, Professor of Law of the University Nova of Lisbon; Dr. Dionísio Babo Soares, Phd, Minister of State, Coordinator of State Administration Affairs and Justice and Minister of State Administration.

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Transparency International publishes Asia Pacific corruption poll

9 March 2017

Many governments in Asia Pacific fail to stop corruption;
900 million people are paying bribes

From the media release, “Approximately 900 million — or just over one in four — people living in 16 countries in Asia Pacific, including some of its biggest economies, are estimated to have paid a bribe to access public services, according to a new public opinion poll from the anti-corruption movement Transparency International.”

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Open Government Partnership Summary Report Asia Pacific Regional Dialogue 21 22 July 2016

4 October 2016


Kia ora koutou,

In July I had the privilege to attend this dialogueue in Manila, funded by the Asian Development Bank.

The official report is attached – I would add one comment: possibly the most impressive part of the whole session was to see country reports being made jointly by government and civil society representatives,

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Pacific corruption ‘like cancer’ — needs treating, says TINZ Pacific director

27 July 2016

Tongan publisher Kalafi Moala … Tonga’s population is broken-hearted because their hope for something different has eroded. Image: Del Abcede/PMC

Kalafi Moala (Taimi o’ Tonga Network Chief Executive (from left), Alex Rheeney, Editor-in-Chief of the PNG Post-Courier, Dr Shailendra Singh, Head of Journalism at the University of the South Pacific; and Convenor Fuimaono Tuiasau, Pacific Director of Transparency International NZ.

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PNG Dirty Money

7 July 2015

How corrupt PNG cash is reaching Australia and beyond from Current Affairs Dateline SBS. Published on Jun 23, 2015. A special investigation on Dateline reveals senior lawyers detailing how to avoid detection when laundering money into Australia and beyond.

Transcript: Dateline, Dirty Money: How corrupt PNG cash is reaching Australia.

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The Pacific is Organising Against Corruption

18 February 2015

Director Bryce Edwards recaps Pacific Chapters seminar on improved use of media to deliver our message.

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Fiji Speak Out Against Corruption

11 December 2014

These signs from the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption are all over the country.

They have received more than 9000 complaints since being established in 2007 and prosecuted 200 cases. Many (around 50%) of the complaints are not about corruption, but are more about employment issues, slow or poor service from government etc. Last year there were some 477 genuine complaints.

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