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dc.contributor.authorBronitt, Simon
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:46:15Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:46:15Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-01-23T22:36:08Z
dc.identifier.issn03141160
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/56042
dc.description.abstractLocal and international public opinion polls suggest that Australia is a low-risk country in terms of corruption. This article challenges this reputation contending that the relative invisibility of corruption in Australia is the result of low levels of enforcement of existing laws, and the political failure to implement a co-ordinated national strategy against corruption. As a result, Australia has become increasingly vulnerable to corrupt overseas politicians seeking a safe haven for their illicit assets. These enforcement vulnerabilities extend also to cases of foreign bribery perpetrated offshore by Australian corporations, employees and agents. Enforcement of foreign bribery offences in Australia, unlike the equivalent United Kingdom offences, is hampered by an overly broad defence which excuses "facilitation payments" that otherwise would constitute acts of bribery. The conclusion is that an urgent review of the effectiveness and scope of anti-corruption laws is needed, combined with a much stronger political and law enforcement commitment to tackle corruption at home and abroad.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent126967 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherLawbook Co.
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/criminal-law-journal-online/productdetail/97167
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom283
dc.relation.ispartofpageto295
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCriminal Law Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume37
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminal Law and Procedure
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titlePolicing corruption and corporations in Australia: Towards a new national agenda
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Thomson Reuters. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2013
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gro.griffith.authorBronitt, Simon H.


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