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Launch of global corruption report – rich nations benefitting from corruption are making the poor even poorer

Posted: March 14th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Justice and International Mission | Comments Off

The first independent report on global corruption since the election of the Rudd Governmentsays Australia’s foreign policy needs to cut off loop-holes in corruption battle.

The Uniting Church will today present the first major independent report on global corruption to the new government of Australia at Parliament House.

The report, From Corruption to Good Governance, challenges the role of wealthy nations and big business in fostering and benefiting from corruption. It calls on the Rudd Government to ensure that penalties for foreign bribery are adequate enough to deter bribery, to guarantee whistleblower protection for people that expose bribery and support greater global efforts to shut down tax havens. Read the rest of this entry »