Introduction to anti-corruption law and policy in Australia

Address by John McMillan to an Anti-Corruption Seminar, China-Australia Human Rights Technical Cooperation Program, Tianjin, China, 26-27 May 2008.Corruption can take many forms and enter a system in many ways. The corruption incident may be isolated and small in scale – examples include a government official awarding a contract to a friend, granting a licence in exchange for a bribe, disclosing confidential information, falsifying a record, or turning a blind eye to a criminal breach. At the other extreme, corruption can occur on a grand scale that is continuing and that causes great economic and social damage – examples include police protection of drug importation or illegal gambling, or persistent bribery of local government planning officials to approve land rezoning and building construction


Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014

This rule is the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.I, MATHIAS HUBERT PAUL CORMANN, Minister for Finance, make the following rule under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.


Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 – Compilation No. 41

This is a compilation of the Proceeds of Crime Regulations 2002 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 5 June 2015 (the compilation date).

This compilation was prepared on 5 June 2015.


Proceeds of Crime Regulations 2002- Complication no.8

This is a compilation of the Proceeds of Crime Regulations 2002 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 5 June 2015 (the compilation date).

This compilation was prepared on 5 June 2015.


Crimes Act 1914 – Australia – Compilation No. 108

This is a compilation of the Crimes Act 1914 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 8 October 2015 (the compilation date).

This compilation was prepared on 8 October 2015


Canada-Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act 1998

The Act defines and provides punishment for corrupt practices by Foreign public officials.


Bhutan-Anti-corruption Act 2006

The Government of Bhutan too has established an anti-corruption commission which adjudicates upon the corruption matters in their country.


Bangladesh-Anti-corruption Commission Act, 2004

Feeling the need of a commission to prevent corruption and other corrupt practices in the country and to conduct inquiry and investigation for other specific offences and to enact other relevant matters, government of Bangladesh enacted the law in 2004.


Australia- Criminal Code Act, 1995

The criminal code of Australia deals with offences related to bribery and the punishments prescribed thereto in chapter 7.


Afghanistan – Procurement Law 2008

Afghanistan passed its legislation governing procurement in 2008 with certain amendments being brought in 2009.

The purposes of this Law are as stated: – ensuring transparency in procurement proceedings; – [to have] effective control of financial affairs and public expenditure; – ensuring economy [best value for money] in the procurement of goods, works and services; – providing tendering opportunities for participation to all eligible bidders in procurement proceedings.