G20 war on money laundering starts in Qld

Centre for Governance and Public Policy
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Brisbane’s G20 summit can be a turning point in the battle to stop dirty money flowing between countries – like the nearly $30 million in Russian money found recently in Gold Coast bank accounts – according to a global anti-corruption fighter to speak in Brisbane this week. Elena Panfilova, Director of Transparency International Russia, will […]

Brisbane conference targets ‘shell’ companies

Centre for Governance and Public Policy
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G20 leaders have an opportunity to make a real impact in the fight against untraceable ‘shell’ companies when they meet in Brisbane later this year, a Griffith University researcher has claimed. Professor Jason Sharman, from Griffith’s Centre for Governance and Public Policy, said there has never been a better time to crack down on the […]

Global Shell Games

Centre for Governance and Public Policy
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All organized crime is driven by profit and facilitated by financial secrecy, while terrorism also depends on secret funding. For large sums of dirty money there is no better device than an untraceable shell company for providing this secrecy. This paper reports the results of an experiment soliciting offers for prohibited untraceable shell companies. Our […]