Australia

New Recommendations for Radical Whistleblowing Laws in Australia: Time to Rethink your Policies

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services has released its report on recommended changes to whistleblower protections in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors. If implemented, these recommendations would significantly increase the protections and rewards available for whistleblowers.

The Serious Consequences for Australians Involved in Corrupt Conduct are Becoming Clear

In the last week, there have been three reported matters which demonstrate the material consequences that Australian companies and individuals may face as a result of involvement in corrupt conduct.

Supply Chain Transparency and Australia’s Closer Look at Modern Slavery Laws

Australia is considering whether to adopt modern slavery legislation, similar to that found in the United Kingdom (UK) and California.

Compliance Benchmark 2017: Quantifying the Fundamentals

We have summarized the results of the compliance studies of the past 12 months and summarized the results in this post. Find out how you measure up against the benchmark.

Baker McKenzie releases Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook 2017 edition

We are very pleased to present you the latest edition of our Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook, updated with detailed information about key legislative and enforcement activity in the anti-bribery and corruption sphere.

Australia: Federal Government announces proposals to strengthen enforcement of bribery legislation

The Federal Government has announced and invited submissions on a proposal for a deferred prosecution agreement scheme to be introduced in Australia and proposed amendments to the foreign bribery offence.

Australia’s mandatory data breach notification is coming!

Mandatory data breach notification laws have passed parliament. Baker McKenzie partner Patrick Fair explains how the laws will work and what they will mean for business.

China Climbs Four Places in Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index

Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. China’s ranking continues to improve, moving up by four places from last year’s rank of 83 to a rank this year of 79. Find out more about the other highlights.

Baker McKenzie launches Global Anti-Corruption Risk Map

Baker McKenzie has created a one of its kind Anti-Corruption Risk-Map. The risk maps provide information on primary anti-corruption legislation and enforcement agencies, offences, defences and penalties in 55 countries.

Australia: Why Failing to Ask Questions Can Be a Breach of a Director’s Duties

An Australian court's decision is an important reminder to directors and officers of their continuing duty to make adequate inquiries in relation to issues that have the potential to harm the company and not to solely rely on the advice and information of others.

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