The Australian Senate on March 28 released its long-awaited report on foreign bribery. The report supports recent government proposals to introduce Deferred Prosecution Agreements and a corporate “failure to prevent corruption” offense, while also strengthening whistleblower protections.… Continue Reading
The Australian government has tabled a series of new laws covering foreign bribery and other economic offenses. If these are passed into law, as we expect, they will make it much easier to prosecute companies for bribery offenses committed either at home or abroad.… Continue Reading
There have been only two foreign bribery prosecutions in Australia — one involving banknote printing companies Securency and Note Printing Australia, and another involving the construction company Lifese.
Why so little enforcement activity?… Continue Reading