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The gaps in Commonwealth disclosure of political donations mean that the source of millions of dollars of party finance is hidden from public view. Transparency is key to unpicking the complex webs of undue influence and creating a fair and equal democracy. The Centre for Public Integrity presented on their research into hidden money in politics and what reforms are needed to fix it.
By Jade Lindley, Hannah Bongiovanni, and Dominique Eastwood.
By Sarah Ann Wheeler
By Professor Adam Graycar and George Tan.
Recent amendments to the Independent Commissioner against Corruption Act in South Australia have narrowed definitions of misconduct, maladministration and corruption reducing the ICAC’s powers. This pushback is examined in this webinar. Had the ICAC over-reached? Did it need its wings clipped? Or might something else have been in play?
The webinar Corruption, Conflict of Interest, and Whistleblowing in Public Administration, organized jointly by the International Anti-Corruption Academy, the Stretton Institute, and the Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex, explores the types of corruption that exist in public administration and examines intervention strategies. It focuses on integrity breaches, conflict of interest and whistleblowing, and illustrates with corruption in a specific sector.
The Stretton Institute with financial support from the Japan Foundation Sydney office, and in collaboration with the JICA Ogata Sadako Institute for Peace and Development in Tokyo held a half-day online symposium on Foreign Aid Policy: Japan-Australia Cooperation in a COVID World on 15 July 2021.
By Professor Adam Graycar and Dr Adam Masters.
By Professor Adam Graycar and Dr Allen Yates