Tag Archives: bribery

AFP FAILED TO PROBE BHP BRIBERY CLAIMS – Monday June 17 2013

– Federal police made a “critical decision” not to investigate criminal allegations that Australians working for BHP Billiton had bribed officials in Cambodia, China and Western Australia and instead handballed the case to the corporate regulator; which also ran no … Continue reading

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NEW CHARGES IN BANKNOTE BRIBERY CASE – Friday March 15 2013

– Federal police have charged a ninth former Reserve Bank of Australia banknote executive with foreign bribery offences. The Melbourne Magistrates Court was told on Thursday that former Note Printing Australia sales manager Steven Wong, 57, has been charged with … Continue reading

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ACC: WHAT A CRIMINAL WASTE – Monday February 18 2013

– Controversy over the Australian Crime Commission report on organised crime and drugs in sport has highlighted the downgrading of the ACC from a royal commission-style investigative body to a mere crime intelligence agency. The change in direction by the … Continue reading

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FIVE ARRESTED OVER AIRPORT SMUGGLING CELL – Wednesday February 13 2013

– Employees of Australia’s biggest airport baggage and cargo contractor have allegedly been working with a cell of corrupt customs officers to smuggle millions of dollars worth of drugs through Sydney Airport. David Harb, a former Sydney Airport baggage handler … Continue reading

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NOT A LOT TO CELEBRATE – Thursday February 7 2013

– The players in both change rooms are calm just an hour before kick-off. After all they are confident they have been well coached on how to carry out their designated roles. The referee and linesmen have trained for this … Continue reading

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CUSTOMS OFFICERS ‘AID DRUG COURIER’ – Wednesday January 16 2013

– Authorities have swooped on a courier accused of importing drugs with the alleged help of Sydney Airport customs officers, amid fresh revelations that some of the drug mules involved in the scandal risked the death penalty by moving drugs … Continue reading

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POLICE REOPEN BRIBERY CASES – Sunday January 13 2013

– The Australian Federal Police will reopen corruption inquiries into major Australian companies OZ Minerals and Cochlear, after searing criticism that it was lax in its investigations. The OECD reported in October that it was seriously concerned about the extremely … Continue reading

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‘NO REASON’ TO REVEAL SOURCES OF ARTICLE – Friday January 11 2013

– Forcing Fairfax journalists to reveal their sources in the banknote bribery scandal has no forensic purpose, the Supreme Court has heard. Fairfax lawyers have asked the court to overturn a ruling forcing investigative journalists Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie … Continue reading

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BROOKS CHARGED – Wednesday November 21 2012

– Five people, including the British Government’s former top spin doctor, Andy Coulson, and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, will face criminal charges related to payments to public officials. Alison Levitt, QC, principal legal adviser to the Director of … Continue reading

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PROBE URGED ON MP ‘OFFER’ – Sunday November 4 2012

– Tony Abbott faces calls for a police investigation into allegations he offered a posting to Queensland Liberal MP Alex Somlyay if he quit politics. Warning the alleged offer in 2010 could be in breach of the Commonwealth Electoral Act, … Continue reading

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