Griffith research shows trust in government slides

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Australians’ trust in government has continued to slide, driven by growing concerns about corruption at the federal level, according to a special Global Corruption Barometer survey conducted by Griffith University and Transparency International Australia. The results also show strong support for creation of a new federal anti-corruption body, with two-thirds (67%) supporting the idea, especially […]

World-first research highlights whistleblowing processes

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A world-first ranking of the strength of whistleblowing processes across Australia’s business and government sectors has been released. The results from 634 organisations across 18 industry groups and public sectors provide the first benchmarks for enabling organisations to assess strengths and weaknesses in their whistleblowing processes, as part of the Integrity@WERQ phase of the groundbreaking […]

Most G20 Whistleblower laws inadequate

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The whistleblower protection laws of most G20 countries would not adequately shield government and corporate employees who report corruption, fraud and other wrongdoing, a new report released today has found. Despite a public pledge in 2010 to pass adequate whistleblower protections within two years, most G20 countries have failed to do so, according to Whistleblower […]

G20 whistleblower protection laws lacking

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The protection of whistleblowers is falling short in G20 countries despite commitments to bring regulations up to standard. A new report, unveiled at a ‘Corruption, Integrity Systems and the G20’ conference by Griffith University researcher, Professor AJ Brown, identifies four key areas for improvement across both private and public sectors. Also at the Brisbane conference, […]

Brisbane conference targets ‘shell’ companies

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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 […]