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Banking and Finance

Of chocolate biscuits and conflicted bank directors

  • Could New Zealanders be short-changed by a conflicted relationship between New Zealand bank leaders and their Aussie parent companies?

Human Slavery

The shocking story of what happens to refugees in Italy RNZ

Is it time for New Zealand to push through anti-slavery laws? RNZ

Slave-picked tomatoes – how do you know? RNZ

Money Laundering

Finance company fined $4 million for anti-money laundering breaches

  • A money transfer company has been fined $4 million for repeated non-compliance with anti-money laundering legislation

Anti-Money-Laundering Watchdog Provides More Guidance on Beneficial Ownership Transparency

  • Countries should establish systems that use one or more different methods to identify the beneficial ownership of an entity, a global anti-money-laundering watchdog said in a new report.

Cayman commits to public register of beneficial ownership

  • The Cayman Islands government has announced that it intends to introduce a public register of beneficial ownership of all financial entities domiciled by 2023. The required legislation is expected to be introduced in 2022 and will bring the Caymans in line with evolving standards and international obligations such as those reflected in the principles of EU 5th Anti Money Laundering Directive: Anti-money laundering

Dirty money ‘targeting UK prestige services’

  • Dirty money has spread throughout the UK economy, reaching as far as private schools and interior designers, says watchdog Transparency International.

How Britain can help you get away with stealing millions: a five-step guide

  • Money laundering made simple. This article outlines the complete lack of surveillance within UKs Companies House registration and monitoring procedures. The only fraud court case it has initiated was successful against a whistleblower who tried several time to raise concerns with UK Parliament.

New Zealand NGOs

Governance for good; developing the capability of New Zealand’s $20 billion not-for-profit sector

  • A report into the future of governance for New Zealand’s NGOs, produced by the Centre for Social Impact in partnership with the Superdiversity Institute for Law, Policy and Business, has identified a need for considerable investment into NGO governance capabilities.The report looks at the future for governance of New Zealand’s 114,000 NGOs which employ around 100,000 full and part-time staff and manage a combined income of around $20 billion a year. Good governance is a subject close to the heart of all of us. We hope you find this a useful insight into current good practice in NGO governance, challenges, and opportunities for development.

Educating for Social Change series on Wellington Access Radio 27/10/2019: United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-16Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

  • Suzanne Snively, Chair of TINZ, and Jayden van Leeuwen, National President of UN Youth New Zealand, discussed SDG-16 facilitated by Joy Dunsheath, Immediate Past President of United Nations Association of New Zealand, an affiliate of TINZ. 

New Zealand transparency, integrity and accountability

Concerns about ‘rogue employers’ in seasonal worker scheme as corruption complaint investigated by Immigration NZ

  • It has been revealed a complaint of possible corruption against an Immigration New Zealand staff member is currently being investigated.

Political Roundup: Who’s to blame for the crisis of declining local voter turnout?

Deported Australian gang members predicted to attempt to corrupt police

  • There will be more attempts to corrupt officers as the influx of deported Australian gang members influence organised crime in this country, a police gang expert says.

A New Zealand guide for whistleblowers

New anti-bribery e-training course available for small and medium sized businesses

  • Transparency International UK has today launched an updated version of its free-to-use ‘Doing Business Without Bribery’ e-learning course.

Young voters want more info on council contenders

  • A study by a researcher at the University of Otago has found young people want to vote in the upcoming local government elections but don’t feel they have enough information to make an informed decision.Much attention continues to be given to the means of voting (i.e. on-line, in addition to posted papers) to attract young voters. The far bigger issue facing all voter age groups is how to become better informed about candidates’ governance capabilities and their personal policy actions as part of a team. Candidates’ statements (within 150 word limits) rarely mention these topics adequately.

New Zealand 19th most competitive

  • New Zealand is the 19th most competitive nation in the world, according to the Global Competitiveness Index.

Why it will never be possible to have a completely protected online voting


Progress in sports governance is measurable, but slow

  • The increased public and political pressure on international sports federations is leaving its mark on their governance standards. But progress comes much too slowly, and most federations are still governed in a way that is far from satisfying.

Transparency International

Fighting corruption in the age of “fake news”

  • Four key approaches

Condemnation of murder of Brazilian anti-corruption activist

EU countries’ chance to lead on whistleblower protection

  • The recent formal adoption of the EU Whistleblowing Directive creates a two-year window of opportunity for EU Member States to take the global lead on protecting whistleblowers as they transpose the directive into national law

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